The Supreme Court voted in a 5-4 decision, that U.S. states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions. People across the country are taking to the streets, the blogs, to hugging each other in joy and tears, as we just did in our home.
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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinions in gay rights cases have always reached for rhetorical heights, and some critics confuse that with mushy thinking. But his decision in the same-sex marriage case Obergefell v. Hodges is compelling precisely because it avoids some of the cheap clichés that have marked many prior lower court opinions declaring a right to same-sex marriage.