Reprinted from Elvia R. Arriola, "The Undocumented Gay Migrant -- Opportunities for Pro Bono Legal Assistance," The Equalizer, An ABA LGBT Publication, Winter 2016. © 2016 American Bar Association. Reprinted with permission.
On June 26, 2015, the lesbian and gay community saw the making of history. On that summer day Justice Kennedy, the noted swing vote on the U.S. Supreme Court, who wrote the majority opinions in cases like Romer v. Evans (1998) and Lawrence v. Texas (2003), announced for a majority in Obergefell v. Hodges that the constitution could not deny a lesbian or gay couple the fundamental right to marry.