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Love-filled video shows gay and lesbian couples tying the knot across all 50 US states

Nick Duffy October 29, 2015

A video celebrates the Supreme Court equal marriage ruling – by showing weddings taking place in all 50 US states.

The clip, from LA-based filmmaker Yulin Kuang, comes after the Supreme Court ruled in ‘Obergefell v. Hodges’ that same-sex marriage cannot be banned anywhere in the US, and is protected by the constitution.

Ms Kuang tried to capture the vast, far-reaching nature of the ruling, by showing couples from every single US state who are finally able to tie the knot.

Some have been together decades, some are just starting out, some have families, some do not: but all fifty of the couples are finally able to enjoy the constitutional right to marry.

The video features couples reading Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116: considered one of the best celebrations of love and marriage ever written.

It says:
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:

O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

Though marriage is legal in all 50 states, four Republican Presidential candidates have signed a pledge to reverse the ruling and void the marriages of thousands of loving same-sex couples.

 

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