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 they once 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 judgement of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. 

It is so ordered.

--Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States, majority opinion of Obergefell v. Hodges


  1. YES! Just read the news. This is *such* an exciting time.

  2. I never have any idea what is going on in the world. Downside of getting all of my news from SNL. :)

  3. I saw it on Facebook first. I have a lot of happy friends today! :)

    1. I saw it on Facebook this morning, then I looked at Twitter, then I turned on CNN just as Obama was starting to speak...then I had to get ready for work.


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