Supreme Court Rules Same Sex Couples Have Right To Marry In All 50 States
Today America made history when The Supreme Court declared that same sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the United States. This has been a historical battle for many American citizens regardless of sexual orientation. Finally #LoveWins! Gay rights supporters cheered, danced and wept outside the court after the decision was confirmed.
The number of states allowing same-sex marriage has grown rapidly. As recently as last October, just over one-third of the states permitted it. There are an estimated 390,000 married same-sex couples in the United States, according to UCLA’s Williams Institute, which tracks the demographics of gay and lesbian Americans. Another 70,000 couples living in states that do not currently permit them to wed would get married in the next three years, the institute says. Roughly 1 million same-sex couples, married and unmarried, live together in the United States, the institute says.
#LOVEWINS And America Makes History
The Obama administration backed the right of same-sex couples to marry. The Justice Department’s decision to stop defending the federal anti-marriage law in 2011 was an important moment for gay rights, and Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage in 2012.
President Barack Obama spoke a few minutes later at the White House, praising the decision as “justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.” He said it was an affirmation of the principle that “all Americans are created equal.”