>>95295016> People sued those states, and the case worked its way up to the Supreme Court, who decided that, no, the government cannot tell someone they cannot marry another willing human being.
There's a little more to it than that. The constitution specifically leaves it up to the states that each individual one gets to decide how marriage works, but that each state needs to recognize each other's marriages.
The justification of why the court decided to intervene here was kind of unusual. Even weaker than the interracial marriage ban, because even a place as left as California had banned gay marriage, by a state constiutional amendment.
One interesting side effect is that because of the way that the decision was rendered, all incest laws for marriage are now probably null, pending a challenge.
It's also not clear what other implications this "right to dignity" extends to. Some creative law scholars are trying to use it to strike down gun control laws of all things.