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Friday, June 26, 2015

San Francisco Kicks Off Pride Weekend by Celebrating Marriage Equality Ruling

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 10:20 AM

click to enlarge A rainbow flag was unfurled at San Francisco City Hall following the decision - JOE FITZGERALD RODRIGUEZ
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  • A rainbow flag was unfurled at San Francisco City Hall following the decision
Same-sex marriage is a right and must be recognized in all fifty states, the Supreme Court ruled this morning. 

Per the SF Examiner

The marriage ruling is twofold, saying the Fourteenth Amendment requires states issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and that states must recognize same-sex marriage licenses from other states.

The Supreme Court’s historic decision on Obergefell v. Hodges today ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. The court ruled, by a 5-4 vote, that states do not have the right to ban same-sex marriage.

Obergefell v. Hodges arose out of battles against four states’ marriage bans: Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan. Those states’ bans against same-sex marriage now run afoul of the Supreme Court’s interpretation of marriage law.
A celebration is being planned for 6:00 p.m. this evening in the Castro, according to Hoodline. The revelry will likely stretch throughout a packed weekend of Pride events

Happy Pride everyone!

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