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.
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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.
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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