Some Nonprofits Will Be in the Eye of the Storm as Same-Sex Marriage Ruling is Tested
The Obergefell v. Hodges ruling announced on Friday by the Supreme Court granting same-sex couples the constitutional right to marry sparked spontaneous celebrations all over the country. Many view the decision as an inevitable outcome of a relatively rapid evolution of public opinion over the past decade. That said, this does not mean that all will go smoothly from here on in terms of implementation, and one of the strongholds of opposition is likely to be in our sector in the form of religious and religiously affiliated institutions. Certain evangelical Protestant denominations, the Catholic Church, the Mormon church and Orthodox Jewish groups are all on record as opposing gay marriage on religious grounds.