We win! Marriage equality comes to all 50 states

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It truly is extraordinary to live in a time with such profound change. Congratulations to all those who have worked so hard to see the day when marriage was available to all.

With Lawrence, Windsor, and now Obergefell all decided on June 26 (2003, 2013, and 2015), it seems to me that today's date makes for one heck of a celebration at the end of Pride month.

The last paragraph of Justice Anthony Kennedy's decision is truly profound. Beautiful, even:

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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