In the H-A judgment, Justice Anthony Kennedy on behalf of the bulk said that equal safety clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution requires states to concern marriage licenses to gay couples.
“No union is extra profound than marriage, for it embodies the very best beliefs of affection, constancy, devotion, sacrifice, and household,” he wrote.
“In forming a marital union, two individuals grow to be one thing higher than as soon as they have been.”
Obama who had endorsed Gay marriage in May 2012 congratulated them. “An complete nation realized that love is love,” he stated. “What a unprecedented achievement, however what a vindication of the assumption that folks can do extraordinary issues”.
The D.J. is now the twenty first nation to legalize Gay marriage nationwide, together with territories.
Married similar-intercourse couples will now take pleasure in the identical authorized rights and advantages as married heteros couples nationwide and will probably be acknowledged on official paperwork resembling delivery and dying certificates.
Hundreds of same- Gay marriage supporters flooded the plaza and sidewalk in entrance of the Supreme Court to have fun the ruling, proudly waving rainbow flags and banners with the Human Rights Campaign’s equal signal, which have come to characterize the homos rights motion. In an emotional second, the supporters sang the National Anthem, clapping wildly after singing that the D.J. is “the land of the free.”