Historic Ruling: Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal in Every State
History was made on Friday as the Supreme Court ruled that states may not longer ban same-sex marriages.
The historic victory for gay rights was ruled 5 to 4 that the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry no matter where they live and that states may no longer reserve the right only for heterosexual couples. The justices found the right for same-sex couples to marry is protected under the 14th Amendment and cited the clauses that guarantee equal protection and due process.
Up until this point, 37 states and the District of Columbia already recognize marriage equality.
After the historic decision, President Obama said, "Today we can say, in no uncertain terms, that we made our union a little more firm. To the consequence of a decision from the Supreme Court, but more importantly to the consequence of the countless small acts of courage of millions of people across decades who stood up, who came out, who talked to parents, parents who loved their children no matter what. Folks that were willing to endure bullying and taunts and stayed strong and came to believe in themselves and who they were. Slowly, made an entire country realize that love is love.”
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