Breaking News: US Supreme Court Issues Historic Marriage Equality Ruling

Written by scott on June 26th, 2015

Freedom to Marry - Marriage Equality

Today, on the anniversaries of the Windsor and Lawrence V. Texas rulings that advanced LGBT equality, the US Supreme Court issued its long expected ruling on marriage equality.

In a 5-4 decision, the Court found that sexual orientation is covered under the 14th amendment. Justice Kennedy was the swing vote, as many expected.

The ruling means that marriage equality is basically legal immediately in all 50 states, including the 13 stragglers. While there will inevitably be some foot dragging in some states, the fight is basically over.

Marriage equality events will be held across the country today to celebrate. Our partner Marriage Equality USA has a list:

http://www.marriageequality.org/scotus_decision_day_events

wedding dayMark and I stood together at the top of the stairs on city hall to get married on March 11th, 2005, only to see the state Supreme Court wipe away our marriage.

We married again on November 1st, 2008, just three days before the passage of Prop 8. This time, things were different – it was the anti-gay law that was wiped away, not our marriage.

Now couples like us in every state in the nation now have the freedom to marry.

It’s a beautiful day.

 

8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Michelle Owens says:

    Today is a beautiful day! As an ally who has family of my heart I am so happy to see LOVE WINS!

  2. Luis A. Solis says:

    My fight for Gay Rights and Equality started 40 years ago in Austin, TX. Today I say to the world, I’M GETTING MARRIED!!!

  3. Michael says:

    Love wins!

  4. Hope says:

    Yes! This is a GLORIOUS day in American history!

  5. Mr Eric G. Osterberg says:

    ‘Tis a beautiful day indeed and it is great to be in a loving inclusive country!

  6. Harvey Levene says:

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Lucinda says:

    Thanks for sharing your wedding pic. Joy to all couples who have married and will now be able to marry!!

  8. Jim Willeford says:

    Nice bring here

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