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US Supreme Court Declares State Marriage Bans for Same-Sex Couples Unconstitutional


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US Supreme Court Declares State Marriage Bans for Same-Sex Couples Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a sweeping and historic decision that affords gay and lesbian couples the same legal right to marry and recognition of their marriages as different-sex couples. The ruling invalidates discriminatory laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee upheld by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and as a practical matter, requires all 50 states to allow same-sex couples to marry.

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