Same-sex marriage legal in all 50 US states

Source BBC

The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States.



It means the 14 states with bans on same-sex marriage will no longer be able to enforce them.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the plaintiffs asked “for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

It is unclear how soon marriage licences will be issued in states where gay unions were previously prohibited.

The ruling, which sparked celebrations outside the court in Washington DC, brings to an end more than a decade of bitter legal battles.

President Barack Obama said the ruling was a “victory for America”.

“When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free ” he said.

However, Christian conservatives decried the decision.

Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee called the ruling “an out-of-control act of unconstitutional, judicial tyranny”.

And Kellie Fiedorek, a lawyer for an anti-gay marriage advocacy group, said the decision “ignored the voices of thousands of Americans”.


6 Responses to Same-sex marriage legal in all 50 US states

  1. Karen Hanlon
    Karen Hanlon June 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    In the uk we had ‘civil partner ship’. Then they all campaigned, and we have same sex marraige. Wasn’t the civil partner ship enough? Should marraige be man and wife???

  2. dave June 26, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    The World is coming to an End. This is not what is Good ; this is not what is pure and holy. Mankind has turned the World upside down. This is a threat to humanity in my humble opinion.

  3. Carl Harper June 27, 2015 at 1:09 am

    It is no longer “same-sex marriage” or “gay marriage” in the USA; it is just MARRIAGE.

  4. Carl Harper June 27, 2015 at 1:16 am

    It is no longer “same-sex marriage” or “gay marriage” in the USA; it is just MARRIAGE. Everyone will get used to this historic end to marital discrimination as they have with ADOPTION, SURROGATE MOTHERHOOD, IN VITRO FERTILIZATION and LEGALIZED ABORTION.

    Marriage has just been redefined to mean between any two people, similarly to the redefinition of the family with adoption. Life will go on.

  5. jrsmith June 27, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    @,Karen ,L, hail , hail , on the button.
    My take , whatever white man wants , cha,cha,cha, white man gets, cha,cha cha, they run the world , no boys and girls no les and churl, cha-cha-cha,
    For me ,i couldn’t care to monkeys I am so glad this happen in the good old USA, now you are going to see who is who as so call Christians. they will all be needing new bibles.there will be rivers of tears in Barbados.


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