The Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision today, ruling that same-sex marriage is legal.
The Court ruled 5-4, with Justice Anthony Kennedy writing the majority opinion, that it is legal for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states.
According to the New York Times, “The decision, the culmination of decades of litigation and activism, came against the backdrop of fast-moving changes in public opinion, with polls indicating that most Americans now approve of same-sex marriage.”
It is an amazing close to Pride Month and a decision that will be fully celebrated this weekend at Seattle Pride events.
Below, a collection of tweets from #LoveWins, #MarriageEquality and more in response to this landmark Supreme Court decision. (Hopefully, a federal law protecting LGBT workers’ rights is not far behind, as we explored yesterday in our “Out in Tech” article.)
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins
— President Obama (@POTUS44) June 26, 2015
Apple’s Tim Cook:
Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 26, 2015
From Slate’s post about the closing paragraph of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s ruling:
— Slate (@Slate) June 26, 2015
This cool gif demonstrating the legalization of same-sex marriage:
Put some awesome new Twitter emoji to good use:
— Twitter Open (@TwitterOpen) June 26, 2015
— . (@awkwardn0odles) June 26, 2015
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) June 26, 2015
— Sam Kalidi (@samkalidi) June 26, 2015
I think this is my favorite: