In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the United States Supreme Court ruled Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.
“No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision. “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 once they were.”
The full text of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges can be read here.