Black wrote that "[t]hroughout Ohio's history, Ohio law has been clear: a marriage solemnized outside of Ohio is valid in Ohio if it is valid where solemnized", and noted that certain marriages between cousins or minors, while unlawful if performed in Ohio, are recognized by the state if lawful when solemnized in other jurisdictions.On August 27, William Ives died unexpectedly in Cincinnati, Ohio.This established same-sex marriage throughout the United States and its territories.
In 2011, Kelly Noe and Kelly Mc Craken married in Massachusetts. In 2013, they sought the services of the adoption agency, Adoption S. Vitale and Talmas were living in New York with their adopted son, Child Doe, born in Ohio in 2013 and also a plaintiff through his parents. R., sued due to the added and inadequate services Ohio law forced it to provide to same-sex parents adopting in the state. Beshear, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky (Louisville Division), challenging Kentucky's bans on same-sex marriage and the recognition of same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions.He wrote, "When a state effectively terminates the marriage of a same-sex couple married in another jurisdiction, it intrudes into the realm of private marital, family, and intimate relations specifically protected by the Supreme Court." The second case from Ohio involved four couples, a child, and an adoption agency.Georgia Nicole Yorksmith and Pamela Yorksmith married in California on October 14, 2008. Jimmy Meade and Luther Barlowe married in Iowa on July 30, 2009.Those cases came from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
One case came from Michigan, involving a female couple and their three children.The 5–4 ruling requires all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the Insular Areas to perform and recognize the marriages of same-sex couples on the same terms and conditions as the marriages of opposite-sex couples, with all the accompanying rights and responsibilities.