Maurice Blanchard and Dominique James held a religious marriage ceremony on June 3, The Costa Rican Government subsequently announced that it would implement the ruling "in its totality",  and the Government of Panama has also signalled that it would accept the ruling. He found "homosexual persons constitute a quasi-suspect class ",  and ordered that Kentucky's laws banning same-sex marriage "violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and they are void and unenforceable. Technology by Samsung. The justices sent the case back to the Sixth Circuit for further consideration. A son was born on January 25, , and adopted by Rowse in November. Supreme Court case,   including a historic amicus brief, written by Morgan Lewis partner Susan Baker Manning, on behalf of business entities, which stated a business case for legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. United States Supreme Court Months after California voters approved Proposition 8 in , a lawsuit was filed challenging the ban on the grounds that it violated the Constitution, a change from earlier marriage litigation in the s that focused on state constitutions. Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Thus, Obergefell raises only the second question, the recognition of same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions. Lawrence v. Hardwick, a case that ultimately upheld laws criminalizing sodomy, in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sept. Kerrigan v. Haslam[ edit ] See also: Snyder[ edit ] See also: Windsor — United States Supreme Court With the case of Edith Windsor, the Supreme Court, in another decision authored by Justice Kennedy, agreed with the lower courts that the ban on federal recognition of same-sex couples was unconstitutional. Black granted the couple's motion, temporarily restraining the Ohio Registrar from accepting any death certificate unless it recorded the deceased's status at death as "married" and his partner as "surviving spouse".