Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

Jun 26, 2015


People celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on June 26, 2015 after its historic decision on gay marriage. The US Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay marriage is a nationwide right, a landmark decision in one of the most keenly awaited announcements in decades and sparking scenes of jubilation. The nation’s highest court, in a narrow 5-4 decision, said the US Constitution requires all states to carry out and recognize marriage between people of the same sex. ; Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images

We’re tracking reaction across social media this morning, and already we’re seeing a lot of big and important names come out and share their thoughts on the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Several of the 2016 presidential candidates are also weighing in. You can find all these reactions and more analysis here.



Matthew Mansell and John Espejo, two of the 30 plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case decided today by the Supreme Court. Mansell and Espejo were wed in California, but when their jobs sent them to Tennessee, they discovered their marriage would no longer be recognized once they set foot across the state’s border

Timothy R. Johnson, Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of Minnesota, and co-author of “Oral Arguments and Coalition Formation on the U.S. Supreme Court: A Deliberate Dialogue” (University Michigan Press, 2012)

Professor John Eastman, professor of law and founding director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence at Chapman University and Chairman of the Board of the National Organization for Marriage,a D.C.-based nonprofit working to defend marriage and the faith communities that filed an amicus brief in this case

Charles Moran, a Republican political strategist and the Immediate Past Chairman of the California Log Cabin Republicans, an organization representing gay conservatives and their allies

Brian Brown, co-founder and president of the National Organization for Marriage, a DC-based nonprofit working to defend marriage and the faith communities

Retired Judge Vaughn Walker, former district judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California; he presided over Hollingsworth v. Perry, where he found California’s Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional

Matt Dangelantonio, Associate Producer for AirTalk with Larry Mantle on KPCC

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