Does Obergefell apply retroactively to determine the existence of a common law marriage?
Ranolls v. Dewling, 223 F. Supp. 3d 613 (E.D. Tex. 2016) Link to Opinion Facts: This is a wrongful death/survival suit involving a claim of a same-sex common law marriage. In this suit, a woman was killed in a car accident, and her mother filed suit against the driver. Same-sex partner intervened, asserting that she and decedent were married by […]