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Supreme Court’s Ruling On Same-sex Marriage Creating Mixed Reactions

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Supreme Court’s Ruling On Same-sex Marriage Creating Mixed Reactions

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to extend same-sex marriage is generating mixed reactions in the midwest. St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson “The decision issued today by the Supreme Court to effectively change the legal definition of marriage in the United States does not alter the unassailable truth that marriage is, and […]

Supreme Court’s Ruling On Same-sex Marriage Creating Mixed Reactions

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to extend same-sex marriage is generating mixed reactions in the midwest.

St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson

“The decision issued today by the Supreme Court to effectively change the legal definition of marriage in the United States does not alter the unassailable truth that marriage is, and always will be, the life-long, life-giving union of one man and one woman.”

Governor Jay Nixon:

“Today’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges is a major victory for equality and an important step toward a fairer and more just society for all Americans,” Gov. Nixon said. “No one should be discriminated against because of who they are or who they love. In the coming days, I will be taking all necessary and appropriate actions to ensure this decision is implemented throughout the state of Missouri.”

Congressman William Lacy Clay

“This landmark ruling in Obergefell v Hodges affirms the fundamental constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law for every American, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. No one has the right to tell someone else who they can love. And no one has the right to define someone else’s family.”

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster

“The history of our country has always been one of moving toward inclusion and equality. I applaud the court for their courage and strong sense of fairness. Missourians should be seen as equals under the law; regardless of their gender, race, or whom they love.“

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback

“Activist courts should not overrule the people of this state, who have clearly supported the Kansas Constitution’s definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman.”

 

The outcome is the culmination of two decades of Supreme Court litigation over marriage, and gay rights generally.  Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, just as he did in the court’s previous three major gay rights cases dating back to 1996.

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