A HUGE DAY IN AMERICA FOR OUR FRIENDS IN THE LGBT COMMUNITY! THE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT THE STATE BANS ON GAY MARRIAGE ARE ILLEGAL.
GAY MARRIAGE AND GAY ADOPTION ARE NOW LEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES.
HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE IN THE COUNTRY.
THE ROBERTS COURT FINALLY WENT IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!
A big day in the Supreme Court. The legality of marriage is now equal for all.
In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that all state mandated gay marriage bans are discriminatory.
|Win for the LGBT community.|
The justices found that under the 14th Amendment, states must issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex unions that were legally performed in other states.
The lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges is Ohio resident Jim Obergefell, who wanted to be listed as the surviving spouse on his husband's death certificate. In 2013, Obergefell married his partner of two decades, John Arthur, who suffered from ALS. Arthur passed away in October of that year, three months after the couple filed their lawsuit.
Obergefell was joined by several dozen other gay plaintiffs from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee who were fighting both to be able to marry and to have their marriage recognized in every state in the country.
|Family matters. The Supreme Court made a historical decision on gay marriage.|
President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to support marriage equality when he came out in favor of it in 2012, the same year that the Democratic Party made it part of its platform for the first time. The Republican Party and its slate of 2016 presidential aspirants, however, remain opposed to same-sex marriage. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) support a constitutional amendment protecting states that want to ban marriage equality.
Some conservatives have advocated for a civil disobedience effort against a Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage. However, officials in red states told The Huffington Post recently that they are prepared to implement the decision, going so far as to ready gender-neutral marriage licenses and set later office hours. Gerard Rickhoff, who oversees marriage licenses in Bexar County, Texas, said that if same-sex couples are discriminated against elsewhere in the state, "Just get in your car and come on down the highway. You'll be embraced here."
Thrilled #SCOTUS has recognized the right to marriage for all Americans, regardless of who they love pic.twitter.com/4RgesBbnkJ— Rosa DeLauro (@rosadelauro) June 26, 2015
RT @MTV: It’s Official: #SCOTUS Has Ruled In Favor Of Nationwide Marriage Equality: http://t.co/icYmMd5Kzg pic.twitter.com/N6AwfkvEcS— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) June 26, 2015
.@sarahkateellis and @antigonerising are celebrating today's #SCOTUS ruling with Kate and Thomas! pic.twitter.com/itHVitigzP— GLAAD (@glaad) June 26, 2015
To all the conservative bigots who tried to stop today from happening. #SCOTUS pic.twitter.com/yk36RZSLnu— Matt Morgan (@Matt7022) June 26, 2015
Engraved on #SCOTUS is ‘equal justice under the law.’ Today’s historic ruling upholds this pledge of equality for all! #LoveCantWait— Rep. Robert J. Dold (@RepDold) June 26, 2015
President Barack Obama will be heading to Charleston soon but before he goes, he may deliver a speech on the court decision.