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Watch: President Obama Delivers His Remarks On The Supreme Court’s Landmark Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

"This ruling will strengthen all of our communities by offering to all loving same-sex couples the dignity of marriage across this great land."
"This ruling is a victory for America."

Not long after the US Supreme Court handed down their landmark decision earlier today legalizing same-sex marriage here in the US, President Barack Obama delivered a speech applauding the decision and giving his remarks on the momentous occasion. For years, President Obama has advocated for the advancement of equal rights for all US citizens and this speech is a culmination of the remarks he has delivered as our nation’s leader. Click the embed above to watch video of President Obama delivering his remarks and/or click below to read the transcript of his speech. More »

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Here Is The Supreme Court Ruling That Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage In The US

"In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were."

Just a short time ago, the US Supreme Court ruled that marriage equality is a RIGHT for all US citizens and with one monumental decision legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 US States. The full text of today’s 5-4 decision has been made available to us and while I fully understand that reading court rulings isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, I suspect that this ruling might be of interest to a great many of you. The full text of today’s ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges is embedded below for you to read, download, print out, frame, wallpaper your walls with, etc. Even if you aren’t familiar with legal jargon, I do urge you all to read as much of this ruling as possible to fully understand what the majority of Supreme Court justices have ruled in this country. Today is a day that will go down in History. You might want to read the words that have changed the United States of America for the better, forever. More »

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The US Supreme Court Has Legalized Same-Sex Marriage In The United States Of America

The court rules 5-4 that Marriage Equality is a RIGHT!

The US Supreme Court has handed down its decision on same-sex marriage, which determines the legality of marriage equality in this country, and I am overjoyed to announce that the court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS NOW LEGAL IN ALL 50 US STATES! The day that so many people dreamed of has finally come. After a few years of lower courts ruling that this or that state has legalized same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court — the highest court in the land — has ruled that marriage equality is a right for all US citizens … and that gays and lesbians can be married in all 50 US states. “The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between tow people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State,” the majority opinion states. I … was hopeful that this would be the ruling but … it’s really too much for me to process right now that this day has finally come. Click below for more information about this revolutionary Supreme Court ruling. More »

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Watch: Hillary Clinton Releases A Powerful Video In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage

Ahead of the US Supreme Court's ruling to come this month
Equal

As the US waits with bated breath on the ruling from the US Supreme Court that will determine the legality of same-sex marriage in all 50 states, we see today that former First Lady/Senator/US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has released a new campaign video for her presidential run that is focused entirely on equality and specifically on the celebration of same-sex marriage. Titled simply Equal, this new campaign video seems to make plainly evident that Clinton believes that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of same-sex marriage when they hand down their decision this month. I am not going to jinx anything by saying anything other than the Court will issue its next ruling tomorrow and their final rulings for this term next week. Their decision on same-sex marriage will be among the rulings handed down either tomorrow or (more likely) next week. For now, I hope you will enjoy the beautiful message in this Clinton campaign video and I hope it bodes well for the news to come from the Supreme Court shortly.

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Ireland Has Legalized Same-Sex Marriage By Popular Vote

“Congratulations to the Yes side. Well done.”

Congratulations are in order for the people of Ireland who have, by a wide margin, voted to approve marriage equality in their country. It looks like the YES for Marriage Equality ballot proposal passed by a 2 to 1 margin in an absolutely historic vote for the country. Today is amazing day for the people of Ireland, yes, but it is also a glorious day for the push for full equal treatment of all people in favor of marriage equality around the world. While we, here in the US, await the Supreme Court decision that will determine the fate of marriage equality in our country (due to be handed down next month), let’s take heart and celebrate this happy, happy day with our Irish friends. More »

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The Fight For Nationwide Marriage Equality Begins In The US Supreme Court Today

Oral arguments get underway

Back in January, we learned that the US Supreme Court decided to take up the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in all 50 states and today, oral arguments for the case that will decide federal marriage equality get underway in the US Supreme Court. The day that so many of us have been waiting for is finally here. Whatever the outcome will be when the Court issues their final ruling in June, the matter of same-sex marriage in this country on a federal level will be determined. This is huge. The tide has been turning in recent years and months that shows that the country is ready to embrace marriage equality for all … but that determination will come from the US Supreme Court in just a couple month’s time. Seriously, this is huge. More »

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The Alabama Supreme Court Defies A Federal Court Ruling That Overturns The State’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

One county in Alabama has haled ALL marriages entirely

Back in January, a federal judge ruled that Alabama’s state law banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, which essentially made same-sex marriage legal in the state. As soon as the ruling was handed down, the state of Alabama appealed the ruling to the state supreme court which, yesterday, issued a defiant ruling that will not recognize the federal court ruling that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Basically, the state of Alabama is doing everything it can to NOT allow same-sex marriage to exist in its state borders … which is sickeningly reminiscent of the state’s defiance of racial desegregation back in the 1960s. As a result of this new Alabama state supreme court ruling, the county of Mobile has decided to halt ALL marriages for the time being. Clearly, the state of Alabama is now a terrible mess of hatred and legal confusion … which is only entirely sad and embarrassing. More »

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A Federal Judge Has Ruled Nebraska’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage As Unconstitutional

Just a short time ago, earlier this morning, US District Judge Joseph Bataillon issued a ruling that has rendered the state of Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The state of Nebraska amended their constitution to make same-sex marriage illegal in their state and Judge Bataillon’s ruling will invalidate that ban starting March 9. BUT, as I’m sure you can guess, Nebraska state officials have already filed an appeal to overturn this ruling because they do not want to see marriage equality come to their state. The Nebraska attorney general and the state governor are already actively working to get this ruling overturned. Even still, same-sex marriage has been ruled legal in the state of Nebraska and the time to celebrate this great news is now. More »

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A Federal Judge Has Ruled Alabama’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage As Unconstitutional

And another one bites the dust

Last week we learned that the US Supreme Court has decided to take up the matter of same-sex marriage here in the US and will deliver their ruling in June. Today we learn that a federal judge ruled yesterday that the state of Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional … which means yet another state has been afforded marriage equality even as the US Supreme Court begins to work to determine the matter for the rest of the country. At this point, I’ve lost track of how many states now enjoy marriage equality … which is such a great feeling. More »

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Watch: President Obama Hopes The Supreme Court Will Legalize Same-Sex Marriage In The US

"Why would the law treat [gays] differently?"
I'm hopeful the Supreme Court comes to the right decision

A week ago today, we learned that the US Supreme Court has decided to take up the case that will determine — once and for all — the legality of same-sex marriage here in the United States. In an interview at the White House with You Tube star GloZell Green, President Obama expressed his desire for the Supreme Court to come “to the right decision” and legalize same-sex marriage in our country. President Obama has spoken openly about his support for marriage equality in the past, so his comments in the interview embedded above aren’t a big surprise … but it’s still nice to hear our president endorse the equal treatment of all US citizens when it comes to marriage equality. The full interview is 47 minutes long but you can skip to the 23:40 mark of the video to hear Obama‘s comments on the upcoming Supreme Court decision.

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