U.S. Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Couples Can Marry In All 50 States
By Space Coast Daily // June 26, 2015
justices vote 5-4 in favor of same sex marriage
WASHINGTON DC – The Supreme Court has ruled on Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
In a 5-4 vote, the justices said states lack any legitimate reason to deprive gay couples of the freedom to marry.
Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the court’s four Democratic appointees in the majority, bringing gay marriage to the remaining 14 states where they were still banned.
“No union is more profound than marriage for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family,” Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion.
Gay and lesbian couples could marry in 36 states and the court’s decision will force the remaining 14 states to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.