Cred – [CNN]:
In a landmark opinion, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, handing gay rights advocates their biggest victory yet.
The 5-4 ruling had Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent.
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family,” Kennedy wrote. “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were.”
In a dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia blasted the Court’s “threat to American democracy.”
“The substance of today’s decree is not of immense personal importance to me,” he wrote. “But what really astounds is the hubris reflected in today’s judicial Putsch.”
The relevant cases were argued earlier this year. Attorney John Bursch, serving as Michigan’s Special Assistant Attorney General, defended four states’ bans on gay marriage before the Court, arguing that the case was not about how to define marriage, but rather about who gets to decide the question.
The case came before the Supreme Court after several lower courts overturned state bans on gay marriage. A federal appeals court had previously ruled in favor of the state bans, with Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals writing a majority opinion in line with the rationale that the issue should be decided through the political process, not the courts.
Continue reading on this update + get video HERE.
Follow RoDigga @RoDigga on Twitter/Instagram/FaceBook and be sure to tune into the Warm Up Show weekdays 10am-3pm on Z1079!
BREAKING: Same Sex Marriage…Is Now The Law! was originally published on zhiphopcleveland.com
Here’s When The First Bojangles Opens in the Columbus Metro
Autopsy Report Suggests Rasheem Carter Was Lynched, But Mississippi Cops Say No ‘Foul Play’
Blac Chyna Spotted Out After Dissolving Facial Fillers
Active Shooter At Nashville Elementary School; Gunned Down
Three Men Found Guilty For 2018 Murder of XXXtentacion
Become a DJ for day with The Boss Babe Breeze of Power 107.5/106.3!
Okay, Let’s Talk About THAT Chloe Bailey/Damson Idris Scene On SWARM
Listen to The Amanda Seals Show to Win Tickets to the Future & Friends One Big Party Tour