Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal Nationwide In United States

The Supreme court today ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. This is a victory for the community as the court establishes a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a victory.


Several state courts have overturned state bans on same sex marriage, but today, the court have ruled in a 5-4 decision that same-sex marriage is now legal in the 50 states of the USA. The highest court in the land has ruled that marriage equality is a right for all the citizen of US citizens, and gays and lesbians can get married in all 50 states. 

 The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between tow people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.

And this, from today’s Supreme Court ruling:

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. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.