New York’s annual Gay Pride Parade on June 28 was extra momentous following the June 26 supreme court decision in Obergefell v Hodges. On Friday, love wins as gay and lesbian couples across the states have won their right to marry. On Sunday, the LGBT community gathered at 12 p.m. and begun their march at 36th St & Fifth Ave for their annual Pride March.
NYC Pride statement on historic Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage
The June 26 supreme court decision, allowing same-sex marriage across the states completed the dream of Marriage Equality that has been a goal of millions of LGBT and ally Americans since before the Stonewall Riots rally in June 1969, the group said in a statement.
The decision is a great step forward in the fight that is not over until equality and justice under the law are achieved for all, the statement reads. Equality will be achieved when all of the LGBT brothers and sisters can live their lives authentically and fully participate in society, the statement said.
“It is so ordered” Quotable quotes from the Supreme Court decision
Morning News USA compiled the most essential statements made in Obergefell v Hodges.
“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. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered.”
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