However, the ECHR stated in Schalk and Kopf v Austria that this provision was intended to limit marriage to heterosexual relationships, as it used the term "men and women" instead of "everyone". Hodges that the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples, with all the accompanying rights and responsibilities, is guaranteed by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Hodges, the U.
The demographics of sexual orientation and gender identity in the United States have been studied in the social sciences in recent decades. On 23 November , the court upheld the Supreme Court's ruling, by which same-sex marriage became again legal in Bermuda. Retrieved 30 June