My Country Tis of Thee Sweet Land of LibertIES Of Thee ALL Sing: MARRIAGE EQUALITY Ruled Legal America-Wide Today
It’s been a longtime coming and households across America’s got some s’plaining to do at the dinner table tonight: Same sex marriage has been made legal in all 50 states (over the 36 that over the years), struggled to make happen after many other states persistently and consistently passed laws banning it.
Well there’s a new “banning” made live and in love and living color:
In a historic 5-4 decision remarked on this 6.26 day of 2015, a tall order took place: The U.S Supreme Court ruled today that gay and lesbian couples all across this country tis of thee and sweet land have liberties of she and she and he and he all sing.
Written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the ruling recognizes a centuries old “understanding” of marriage as “a union between two persons of the opposite sex,” it [now understands” it as being]: “the history of marriage is one of both continuity and change and that institution (even as confined to opposite-sex relations) has evolved over time ” says the ruling.
By contrast, Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the ruling as a “threat to American Democracy” and said [quote] “Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court” [unquote]
President Obama stated:
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins
— President Obama (@POTUS44) June 26, 2015