Double rainbow appears over the White House after SCOTUS ruling
Shortly after the Supreme Court ruled that all Americans, including same-sex couples, have a constitutional right to marriage, a double rainbow appeared over the White House.
The official Twitter page for the President’s residence may have predicted the rainbow, as it changed its Twitter avatar to rainbows, but shortly after the real deal showed itself.
And not only one rainbow, but two were visible across the whole sky behind the White House.
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.
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.