No. 16-992.

137 S.Ct. 2075 (2017)

582 U.S. 563

Marisa N. PAVAN, et al. v. Nathaniel SMITH.

Supreme Court of United States.

June 26, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Shannon Minter , Christopher Stoll , Amy Whelan , National Center for Lesbian Rights, San Francisco, CA, Cheryl Maples , Heber Springs , Douglas Hallward-Driemeier , Molly Gachignard , Ropes & Gray LLP, Washington, DC, Christopher Thomas Brown , Joshua Goldstein , Daniel Swartz , Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston, MA, for Petitioners.

Leslie Rutledge , Arkansas Attorney General, Lee Rudofsky , Arkansas Solicitor General, Nicholas J. Bronni , Arkansas Deputy Solicitor General, Colin R. Jorgensen , Senior Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Arkansas Attorney General, Little Rock, AR, for the Respondent.

As this Court explained in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___, 135 S.Ct. 2584, 192 L.Ed.2d 609 (2015), the Constitution entitles same-sex couples to civil marriage "on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples." Id., at ___, 135 S.Ct., at 2605. In the decision below, the Arkansas Supreme...

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