POC POD Episode 7 is out! We talk missing #armada #flipthe6th #trumprussia #Frenchelections

Happy Anniversary Marriage Equality

June 26, 2016

Marriage Equality State Map


We just wanted to take a second to celebrate that exactly a year ago today the Supreme Court ruled on Obergefell v. Hodges, a case brought on behalf of same-sex couples either fighting to marry, or to have their marriages recognized in four separate states: Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. At issue was whether those states’ same-sex marriage bans violated the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

In a 5-4 decision coming just two years after the 2013 case of United States v. Windsor, which invalidated a key portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and allowed for the U.S. government to begin recognizing legally valid same-sex marriages. That ruling, which repeatedly affirmed the equal dignity of gay and lesbian couples, dramatically accelerated the pace of the gay rights movement and became the basis for federal decisions that brought down same-sex marriage bans in nearly two dozen states.

“In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were,” Justice Kennedy wrote in the 34-page opinion, which used the word “dignity” nine times.

Speaking at a press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court shortly after the decision was handed down Friday, Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the suit, said he felt his late husband, John Arthur, was with him in that moment. “Today’s ruling affirms what millions already knew,” Obergefell said. “Our love is equal.”

In short ... #LoveWins



More from Progressive Chat
Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton the Musical, Hillary Clinton - Yes please! #HamilHillz
stonewall Stonewall Inn in NYC is the nation's first national monument to LGBT rights
Pokemon Go - Westboro Baptistist Church Pokemon Go brings #loveislove to Westboro Baptist Church.




Friend, Follow, like, subscribe!
Keep the conversation going on the Social Networks.
Facebook icon Twitter Icon Instagram Icon YouTube Icon

You can also email us: info[at]ProgressiveChat.com



No comments:

Post a Comment

#Brexit #ClintonKaine #HamilHillz #NeverTrump 2016 General Election Alabama Alaska Alt Right alt-right alternative facts America Ferrera American Samoas Ana Navarro Application Arizona Arkansas Ashley Judd Atlantic City Award Shows Bad Hombres Barack Obama Benghazi Bernie Sanders Bill Maher blog Breitbart Brian Fallon California caucus Caucuses Chelsea Clinton Chez Pazienza Chris Christie Clinton Foundation closed CNN Colorado Connecticut Corey Booker Corey Lewindowski Cruz Debates Delaware Delegate Allocation Democratic Primary Democrats Disney Donald Trump Dory electoral college Elizabeth Banks Elizabeth Warren Ellen Eva Longoria Fake News Fight Song Florida Georgia Golden Globes Guam gun control gun violence Hamilton Hamitlon Hawaii Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama Idaho Illinois Indiana iowa Ivanka Trump Jake Tapper Jeff Flake Jeff Sessions Jim Jeffreys Jim Webb Jimmy Kimmel Jimmy Kimmel. Joe Biden John Lewis Jon Stewart Kansas kareoke Kasich Kentucky late night Latinos Latinos for Trump Lawrence Lessig Lies Lincoln Chafee Louisiana Maine Marco Rubio MarriageEquality Martin O'Malley Maryland Massachusetts Maxine Waters Melissa McCarthy Mellissa McCarthy Meryl Streep Mexican thing Michigan Mike Pence Minnesota Mississippi Missouri moderators Montana Muslim Ban Nasty Women Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York Newt Gingrich North Carolina North Dakota Northern Mariana Islands Notre Dame Ohio Oklahoma open Oregon Orlando Pennsylvania Piers Morgan Podcast pokemon go poll times polls Popular Vote Press Conference Primaries Protestors Puerto Rico Randy Rainbow Real Time Registration Deadlines Republican Hypocrisy Republican Primary Republicans Resistance Rex Tillerson Rhode Island RNC Rubio Russia Sean Spicer senate SNL South Carolina South Dakota Spicey Stonewall Surrogates swing states Taco Trucks Taxes Tennessee Texas Tim Kaine Trump Trump Crisis Twitter Utah Veepstakes Vermont Virgin Islands Washington Washington DC Weird Al West Virginia westboro baptist Wisconsin Women's March Wyoming