A history of same-sex marriage in the US
The Supreme Court’s liberal record has left conservatives spitting fire about a GOP pick who betrayed their cause.
A look at how people responded around the nation as the Supreme Court handed down its historic ruling.
Some Republican candidates argue that states – not the federal government– have the right to establish their laws pertaining to marriage.
The Republican governor has broken with some members of his party in his support of gay marriage rights.
When Massachusetts became the first state to recognize the unions, Cambridge began granting licenses at midnight.
Friday’s Supreme Court ruling finalizes a trend that began in Massachusetts in 2004, when the state became the first to marry gay couples.
Seventy-three percent of millennials are in favor of same-sex marriage, according to a study this year.
In Ohio, the decision is a watershed moment that will force citizens to confront questions of morality, community, and family.
“Families will be treated like families, no matter where they live . . . and no matter who they love,” Attorney General Maura Healey said.
In Mass., the Supreme Court ruling brought a sense of gratitude and amazement over how quickly things had changed.
Former SJC chief justice Margaret Marshall called the decision an “exhilarating affirmation of our constitutional democracy.”
Remarks by President Obama on the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriages, as provided by the White House.
opinion | Mary L. Bonauto
Today’s decision should energize us for the urgent work to achieve justice not only for all LGBT people but for all Americans.
opinion | Kent Greenfield
Judging with feelings alone can be disastrous. But cold intellect can lead to error as well.
Friday’s decision extending same-sex marriage to all 50 states brings much-needed clarity to a decades-long cultural and political debate.
opinion | Michael J. Klarman
In other cases, the dissenters in Obergefell v. Hodges have refused to defer to democratic decision-making.
opinion | Ryan T. Anderson
Pro-marriage citizens should follow the example of the pro-life citizens by standing up and responding to a bad court ruling.
opinion | Rev. Irene Monroe
As the country battles this issue on a new front, we should hold on to Thomas Jefferson’s words about how change is required for progress.