Supreme Court Ruled in Favor for Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court on July 26th ruled that same-sex couples can now marry nationwide. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority while the four conservative justices wrote the dissent.

“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 they once were,” Kennedy wrote.

The U.S. is now the 21st country to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Married same-sex couples will now have the same legal rights and benefits as married heterosexual couples. Thousands of same-sex marriage supporters have been celebrating just moments after the ruling.

Sources:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/26/politics/supreme-court-same-sex-marriage-ruling/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s