Law360, New York (June 26, 2015, 8:27 PM EDT) -- Three of the most important U.S. Supreme Court rulings for the gay rights movement have been released on June 26, but while some want to believe history is at work, it may just be a coincidence.
A supporter of the Supreme Court's Obergefell ruling stands before the courthouse on June 26. (Credit: AP)
Friday's landmark ruling that same-sex marriage should be recognized nationwide was preceded by the June 26, 2003, decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which invalidated an anti-sodomy law, and the June 26, 2013, decision in U.S. v. Windsor, which partly invalidated the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
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