The Supreme Court has just issued a historic ruling upholding same-sex marriages in all states under the guarantees of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Judge Anthony Kennedy, who has long been a champion of marriage for all, wrote the opinion in the 5-4 ruling. Chief Justice John Roberts, who yesterday was in vocal support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ruling, dissented.
The Supreme Court’s ruling reads:
The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.
The ruling is available here.
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