Today (June 26) the Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a right for all Americans, regardless of gender or sexuality. This ruling means that as of June 26, 2015, all 50 U.S. states MUST recognize all marriages AND issue marriage licenses to ALL couples who want to get married
This morning the Supreme Court announced that marriage is now a guaranteed civil right in all 50 states, and the US became the 22nd nation in the world to legalize gay marriage. People are taking to the streets to celebrate this landmark decision -- see the pics!
Kinsey Morrison is an 18-year-old freshman at Stanford University. Her mothers, Karen and Audrey have been engaged for 20 years, but have been unable to wed due to a ban on gay marriage in their home state of Kentucky.
This landmark ruling establishes that the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees all US citizens equal rights and protections under the law, also guarantees all citizens the right to marry. States will now be legally required to issue marriage to all couples, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Guam will start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on June 9, making it the first of the US Territories — which also include the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas Islands — to do so.
Crowds cheered on the streets of Dublin shortly before 7pm Ireland time Saturday night, when the official result of the marriage referendum was announced. Ireland had just become the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage by popular vote, with 62% of the electorate backing historic legislation that would constitutionally enshrine the right of same-sex couples to marry.
On May 23, the luck love of the Irish kicked in when the country voted in favor of marriage equality. According to Leo Varadkar, a Cabinet minister who’s watching the counting of the votes, not a single district has voted majority “no.”
Former Florida Governor and likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush just reminded everyone that even though he might be the most gay-friendly Republican, he’s officially opposed to marriage equality.
On Sunday afternoon she presided over a super fancy gay wedding in Washington DC, and, according to the New York Times, “With a sly look and special emphasis on the word ‘Constitution,’ Justice Ginsburg said that she was pronouncing the two men married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United States.”