President Obama discussed the sweeping decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Friday to strike down bans on gay marriage.
Gay rights supporters cheered, danced and wept outside the court when the decision was announced. Here in California, liberal politicians took to Twitter to celebrate the momentous news.
The man often credited with putting the same-sex marriage debate on the front burner seemed to express relief and gratitude that same-sex marriage equality is now the law of the land in the United States.
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies
the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice,
and family. In forming a marital union, two people become
something greater than once they were. As some of
the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage
embodies a love that may endure even past death. It
would misunderstand these men and women to say they
disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do
respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its
fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned
to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s
oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the
eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right
In a sweeping historic ruling, the Supreme Court gave same-sex couples the right to marry under the Constitution.
BART police have become one of the first police departments in the country to implement a specific policy governing interactions with transgender individuals, BART officials said Thursday.
Apple pulled Civil War games from the App Store Thursday, joining other U.S. companies that have already banned the sale of any Confederate flag merchandise in reaction to last week’s shooting massacre at a black church in Charleston.
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U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants to the White House June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in last year’s World Series.
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