Amicus Brief in Obergefell, et al. vs. Richard Hodges

March 5, 2015

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The OAH has submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the same-sex marriage case, James Obergefell, et al. vs. Richard Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Public Health. Written by OAH member George Chauncey, professor of history and American studies at Yale University, the brief focuses on the history of discrimination against gays.

The OAH’s brief does not take a stand on the constitutional issues at stake. Instead, it seeks to provide the court with an accurate account of the history of discrimination faced by lesbians and gay men in the United States.