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PRAJZLER

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The Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA), which President Biden signed on Dec. 13, is the latest action taken that could affect same-sex couples. Although already enacted, the RFMA will only truly impact same-sex couples if the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) reverses its previous ruling that holds same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.

Same-sex marriage has only been considered a constitutional right since 2015 when SCOTUS issued a ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. In Obergefell, 14 same-sex couples, along with every other married same-sex couple in the United States, had their marriages legally validated.

Karma Prajzler is an attorney at VF Law and may be reached at KP@vf-law.com.