Same-sex marriage legal in U.S.A.
The Supreme Court of the United States rules that all couples have right to marry
A historical decision was made in America today, the Supreme Court in the United States has ruled that same-sex couples can legally marry anywhere in the 50 states. This means that the current bans on same-sex marriage in 14 states through the south and midwest will be lifted in favour of the new law.
While the ruling will not take effect immediately due to the losing side having three weeks to appeal the decision, celebrations have begun across America in support of the news.
The Obama administration backed same-sex marriage since inauguration in 2008, and the push for this specific law has been of high priority. When the Obama administration took office just two states considered same-sex marriage legal.
This case, which many feel is the civil rights case of our generation is now considered covered under the 14th amendment which outlines equal protection. This is the most significant ruling i marriage laws for the U.S. since interracial laws were struck down 50 years ago.
The ruling was made in a vote of 5-4, and there is no doubt that rainbow flags will fly high across America today.