Friday, 26 June 2015

Obama And U.S. Supreme Court Finally Legalize Same-Sex Marriage In All 50 States in USA

 
June 26, 2015 would be a memorable day in the USA as supporters of same-sex marriage were seen celebrating outside the U.S. Supreme court in Washington, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the U.S.

It was a historic ruling by the US Supreme Court as it made a ruling granting gay people right to marry themselves all through the 50 states. See details and photos after the cut...




President Obama gave his unequivocal assent and supported the move saying that "ordinary people can do extraordinary things" and has "made our union a little more perfect," cbcnews reports

According to the reports:

In a 5-4 decision released Friday, the court ruled that the amendment obliges states to license marriages between people of the same sex and to recognize marriages lawfully performed outside of state. Thirty-seven of the 50 states and the District of Columbia already allow gay marriage, and Friday's ruling means the others will have to follow suit.

The ruling only affects state laws. Religious institutions can still choose whether or not to marry same-sex couples.

Obama called the decision "a victory for America" and said it "affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts."

"When all Americans are treated equal, we are all more free," he said from the White House Rose Garden.

He praised the perseverance of those who have fought for gay rights and marriage equality for decades "and slowly made an entire country realize that love is love."




We can call this a victory for those pressing for same sex marriage equality in America, but other countries
like Nigeria frown at this development.