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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules On Marriage Equality

| by Dominic Kelly

The Supreme Court has announced that they’ve ruled in favor of marriage equality in a landmark decision on Friday.

After announcing on Thursday that the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, will be upheld, people all over the world have been anxiously awaiting their ruling on whether state bans on same-sex marriage are constitutional.

The live blog for the Supreme Court confirmed on Friday morning that the justices ultimately ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. Thus state bans of same-sex marriage have been ruled unconstitutional. The decision came down to Justice Kennedy, making it 5-4 in favor of state bans being unconstitutional.

"They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion. "The Constitution grants them that right."

Under this new ruling, U.S. states must allow same-sex couples to marry as well as recognize their unions.

Back in February, the Supreme Court invalidated Alabama’s ban on gay marriage, leading many to believe that their end-of-term decision on state gay marriage bans nationwide would be the same.

This story is still developing, so stay with Opposing Views for all the latest updates.

Sources: SCOTUS Blog, Mashable, Slate

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