Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. The decision, which was the culmination of decades of litigation and activism, set off jubilation and tearful embraces across the country , the first same-sex marriages in several states, and resistance — or at least stalling — in others. It came against the backdrop of fast-moving changes in public opinion, with polls indicating that most Americans now approve of the unions.
Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizes gay marriage nationwide
New York Recognizes Gay Marriage
It is sad, this deep into the national conversation about equal rights, that five justices were not willing to recognize a constitutional right for all couples to marry, regardless of the state where they live or their genders. But the momentum for marriage equality seems unstoppable, and such a breakthrough will eventually come…. But there are miles yet to travel on this civil rights journey. The new marriage rulings leave behind an unsupportable state-by-state patchwork that threatens valid marriages when state lines are crossed.
Gay marriage upheld 5 – 0 by New York Supreme Court
Same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere will be recognized in New York in response to a state court ruling this year, Gov. But the memo, based on a Feb. The appellate judges determined that there is no legal impediment in New York to the recognition of a same-sex marriage.
Jubilant advocates of same-sex marriage celebrated Friday outside the Supreme Court after the majority of the justices declared such unions a constitutional right. Photo by Flickr contributor Darth Viral. The opinion in the case of Obergefell v.