In another major victory for the Obama Administration, the Supreme Court struck down all the gay marriage bans in various states, making marriage equality the law of the land.
In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent.
Nearly 46 years to the day after a riot at New York's Stonewall Inn ushered in the modern gay rights movement, the decision could settle one of the major civil rights fights of this era. The language of Kennedy's opinion spoke eloquently of the most fundamental values of family, love and liberty.
Obama: "Sometimes there are days like this - when that slow steady effort is awarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt"— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) June 26, 2015
Proud. pic.twitter.com/9J44PCYeuQ— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 26, 2015
It is hard to believe this happened. What a day...— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) June 27, 2015
what a week pic.twitter.com/V3pLCz0H8g— Jonah Green (@jonah_green) June 26, 2015
Gay men's chorus of Washington DC singing national anthem outside Supreme Court steps pic.twitter.com/vud3h7eSUN— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) June 26, 2015