June 26, 2015: Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide
Posted: June 27, 2015 Filed under: gay marriage, Supreme Court | Tags: gay marriage, supreme court
As has been pointed out, the following historic words will most likely be spoken at all marriages in the future regardless of one’s sexual orientation. June 26, 2015 is truly a most wonderful day. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy represents the majority opinion when he said:
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. 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. 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.
“The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered.”