Same-sex marriage legalized by the United States Supreme Court in landmark decision

Same-sex marriage legalized by the United States Supreme Court in landmark decision

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In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the United States Supreme Court ruled today that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.  Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion in the five to four decision, which was the culmination of decades of litigation and activism.   It also came against the backdrop of fast-moving changes in public opinion, with polls indicating that most Americans now approve of same-sex marriage.  In the decision, Justice Kennedy wrote “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 once they were.”  To read the rest of this article head to the New York Times.

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