Since the idea of same-sex marriage first reached the public consciousness beginning with the decision of the Supreme Court of Hawai’i in 1993 in Baehr v. Lewin, there has indeed been a great deal of discussion and debate about the proper treatment of this issue in a wide range of venues.
Glen Staszewski, Obergefell and Democracy, 97 B.U.L. Rev. 31, 63 (2017) (citing Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584, 2596-97, 2605-06 (2015); Michael D. Sant’Ambrogio & Sylvia A. Law, Baehr v. Lewin and the Long Road to Marriage Equality, 33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 705, 720-741 (2011)).