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The Supreme Court of the United States legalizes gay marriage
(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 30 June 2015) Gays and lesbians couples the right to marry in all 50 states in the United States, the Supreme Court decided in a judgment of 26 June 2015 by five votes against four.
Below, the BBC announced the good news:
The case presented before the highest court, not originally concerned that four states (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee) that prohibit gay marriage and refuse to recognize unions between same sex under the pretext that marriage can only unite a man and a woman. The Supreme Court has extended the scope of its decision not only to these four states, but the 50 EU states. So also in all 14 states that banned gay marriage so far.
Parties opposed to this decision now have three weeks to contest the judgment of 26 June Its implementation will not be immediate. The judgments of the Supreme Court usually become applicable 25 days after their publication. But it is likely that here and there within 14 slingers States, officials of civil status will have at heart to issue marriage licenses to gay couples without waiting for the expiry of the appeal period.
The Williams Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles believes that there are 390,000 same-sex married couples in the US, four out of ten gay couples.The gay and lesbian marriage is legal in 36 states, or after a referendum or a parliamentary vote after or - most often the case - after a court ruling.
The judgment of the Supreme Court actually consists of two separate decisions. It is Justice Anthony Kennedy (supported by his colleagues Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor) who wrote the majority decision favorable to gay marriage. The judges Alito, Scalia and Thomas have made known their disagreement through the pen of Judge John Roberts.
Comment. Yes! They did it!
We will of course next week, this historical judgment. No doubt that from this weekend, wherever the Gay Pride have planned to tonitruer their sound systems, it will celebrate dry! Yes! Yes! Yes!
This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.
Philca & Matt / MensGo
(via the entire American press of 26 June 2015)