Celebrities go wild after the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling
As the Supreme Court today ruled in favour of same-sex couples in the US, the positive response has been overwhelming.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right – paving the way for weddings in all 50 states.
The highest court in the US made a surprise early decision today on same-sex marriage, after hearing ‘mega-case’ Obergefell v. Hodges.
From Bill Clinton to Ricky Martin, hundreds of celebrities have tweeted their support for the landmark ruling.
A ruling had not been expected until Monday from the nine Supreme Court justices, who are attempting to resolve a ‘split’ in lower courts on the issue – and as such could decide on the issue once and for all for the entire country.
The victory of equality came by a vote of 5-4, as the justices ruled both that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right, and that states are required to recognise marriages from elsewhere.
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Justice Anthony Kennedy authored the majority opinion, and was joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan in finding in favour of equality – while the court’s Chief Justice John Roberts, Justices Scalia, Alito and Thomas authoring a dissenting ruling.
While there were far too many amazingly positive responses to today’s ruling to include them all, here is a selection of some notable people’s feelings on the issue.
Read a small selection of responses below:
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