Ladies and Gentlemen. History has just been made a few mins ago.
Justices rule 5-4 to strike down state bans of same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. The Supreme court has slammed the gavel, and has made it constitutional throughout the U.S.
Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between same-sex couple. So as long as it's properly registered, just like any other, it's legally recognized as without question.
The last portion of Kennedy’s historic majority opinion affirming the nationwide right to gay marriage:
"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embod- ies 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."
Even the President of The United States, Barack Obama is excited for the LGBT community:
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