Now that the United States Supreme Court has held that all 50 states must recognize same sex marriages, couples are flocking to the Courthouse in droves to apply for marriage licenses. Celebrity couples are no exception, and in the coming weeks and months we can expect to see high profile same sex celebrities getting the paperwork necessary to get married.
Some of the more visible same sex celebrity couples that you may soon see tying the knot include:
- Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley, who are currently dating.
- Married couple David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris will now have a marriage that is legally recognizable. But, because their marriage took place before the landmark ruling, additional efforts towards legalization may be needed.
- One of the country’s first openly gay women, Ellen DeGeneres, and wife Portia de Rossi are already married. But, like Burtka and Harris may take extra steps to legitimize their current marriage.
The excitement within the LGBT community is at an all-time high, given the Court’s recent ruling. However, special care must be taken when applying for a license and entering a same sex marriage. Many states have already expressed concern and disagreement with the ruling and some have gone so far as to instruct institutions to not perform marriages. As will all laws that have taken a long and tortuous path, implementation will not come as easily as some reports claim. For answers to your questions about same sex marriage, call our office.
For more information same sex marriage and how the recent SCOTUS ruling impacts the issue, contact us for an appointment today. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your initial visit.