Saturday, 27 June 2015

US court approves same sex marriage nationwide

The United States Supreme Court on Friday delivered a historic ruling legalising same sex marriage across the country.
In the historic judgement, Justice Anthony Kennedy said gays, like every normal human, have the right to be happy.
She said, "No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were.
"Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."
Friday's Supreme Court ruling now makes the US the 21st country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage across its territory. Following the latest development, couples of same gender would now be accorded every rights and privileges enjoyed by normal unions.
Reacting to the development, President Barack Obama congratulated the gay community in the US, saying the ruling had changed the country.
"I just wanted to say congratulations. Americans should be very proud, because small acts of courage slowly made an entire country realise that love is love. The situation has changed our country," he said.

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