Friday, June 26, 2015
Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage nationwide
This morning the Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision on legal gay marriage. The Court ruled in favor of the gay plaintiffs. "The justices found that under the 14th Amendment, states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex unions that were legally performed in other states. Justice Anthony Kennedy delivered the majority opinion and was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. " The decision rested on both the due process and equal protection clauses. This decision is consistent with recent precedents and appears to be the correct result. I applaud the Court! The decision is also consistent with public opinion and the statewide trend in new laws. There will be widespread celebrating across the nation.