Breaking News!!: Washington, DC: United States Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriage is a Constitutional right.
The United States Supreme Court in Washington, District of Columbia ruled that same sex marriage is a Constitutional right.
In a 5 to 4 ruling, the United States Supreme Court that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.
Celebrations and joyful weddings quickly followed in all 50 states across the United States of America where they had been forbidden.
The ruling by United States Supreme Court will put an end to same sex marriage bans in the 14 states across the United States of America that still maintain them, and provide an exclamation point for breathtaking changes in the nation’s social norms in recent years.
As recently as last October 2014, just over one third of the states permitted gay marriages.
After the ruling, California Governor Jerry Brown said, “With the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots this weekend, we’re reminded of how long and winding the road to equality has been. Today, our highest court has upheld a principle enshrined in our Constitution, but only now finally realized for same-sex couples across America.”
Just about 2 years ago, the United States Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.