The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right throughout the United States, striking down bans in 14 states. This is considered the biggest historic victory for gay rights advocates in the country.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion in the 5 to 4 decision. He was joined by the four more liberal justices of the court. Kennedy 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,” he added.
This decision finally comes after decades of protest and litigation on behalf of gays and lesbians. Today #LOVEWINS!