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The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the right of same-sex couples to marry is protected by the Constitution. The highly anticipated 5-4 decision was hailed as a landmark victory for gay rights, and sparked spirited dissents, including Justice Antonin Scalia’s biting criticism of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s sweeping majority ruling. Below is a round-up of ALM’s nationwide coverage of this historic decision.

Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Historic Supreme Court Ruling The National Law Journal Same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a history-making victory for the gay civil rights movement. Justice Anthony Kennedy, adding to a trilogy of landmark rulings in which he has emphasized the equal rights and dignity of gay and lesbian Americans, led a 5-4 majority in holding that the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause prohibits states from denying marriage licenses to those citizens. The ruling also requires states to recognize the same-sex marriages of other states.

July 1, 2015

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