History is written today, Friday, June 26, 2015! The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, 5-4, that the Constitution requires same-sex couples (#MarriageEquality) be allowed to marry in all 50 states. “No longer may this liberty be denied to them,” Justice Anthony Kennedy said.
The Supreme Court ordered: “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death.
“It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.
“The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.
“It is so ordered.”
President Obama gave his statement this morning saying, “Today, we can say in no uncertain terms that we have made our union a little more perfect.” Watch the full remarks below.
“Today, we can say in no uncertain terms that we have made our union a little more perfect.” —President Obama: go.wh.gov/LoveWins #LoveWins
Posted by The White House on Friday, June 26, 2015