Anthony Kennedy, en av de liberala domarna skrev:
"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority.
"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," the ruling continues. "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."
Här Fox News:
Detta innebär att gay-äktenskap blir lagliga även i de 14 delstater där dessa hittills varit uttryckligen förbjudna. Givetvis en enorm seger för hela gay-rättsrörelsen. President Obama tweetade också:
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins— President Obama (@POTUS) 26 juni 2015
Källor: CBS, Washington Post, New York Times, NBC, SVD, DN
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