US Supreme Court legalises same-sex marriage in all 50 states

US Supreme court rules that same-sex marriage will be legalised across the United States.

US Supreme Court Legalises Same-Sex Marriage In All 50 States

Same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide, said the US Supreme Court today, which has been called the biggest victory for civil rights this century.

Voting 5-4, the justices stated that they “lack any legitimate reason to deprive gay couples of the freedom to marry”.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who voted in the majority said, “No union is more profound than marriage for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family.”

Same-sex marriage was legal in 36 states, but the new ruling has now brought marriage equality to the remaining 14.

“Today, love prevailed and our nation became a more perfect union by affirming that all people are indeed created equal and justice belongs to everyone,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD.

“With this decision, loving and committed same-sex couples can finally rest knowing their families are protected and their dignity is no longer up for public debate. But as we celebrate this watershed victory for fairness, we are reminded that marriage equality is a benchmark, not a finish line, and our work to bridge the gap to full acceptance for LGBT people continues.”

Citizens, including celebrities, have been tweeting their delight with the ruling.


Of course, not everyone is happy about the ruling…

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