Today In History- June 7

Today In History- June 7 - Stories


Griswold vs. Connecticut legalizes birth control for married couples.

  • Washington D.C., USA

On June 7, 1965, the Supreme Court decided on the infamous Griswold vs. Connecticut case.  The decision legalized the use of contraceptives for married couples, and was a supremely influential issue in activism for human rights groups.  This basically stipulated the Constitution protected the rights of American citizens to privacy.  Marital decisions for reproductive rights was an important decision, and cleared up the confusion surrounding the interpretation of the Bill of Rights in regards to familial structure.