INTERNATIONAL: Gay marriage legalised across US

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BBC – The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States.

It means the 14 states with bans on same-sex marriage will no longer be able to enforce them.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the plaintiffs asked “for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

The ruling brings to an end more than a decade of bitter legal battles.

Same-sex couples in several affected states including Georgia, Michigan, Ohio and Texas rushed to wed on Friday.

However officials in some states including Mississippi and Louisiana said marriages had to wait until procedural issues were addressed.
President Barack Obama said the ruling was a “victory for America”.

“When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free ” he said.

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22 comments

  1. This is much bigger than some minority's sexual orientation. This represents another blow to the Church. From the civil rights movement to removal of the bible in to schools, to liberalization of women, LBGT movement the Church has been losing its hold on society. The separation between the Government and Church grows even wider. And good riddance.

    The Church and their archaic constructs and costly attempts at assimilation on all front have cost humanity dearly in blood and resources. Society has now formed its moral framework outside of the church.

    The Church by all means should by all means continue to practice if it so chooses. Tolerance after all is the trademark of any advanced society. However, the Days of imposing their beliefs on a multifaceted society is over.

    Of course the assimilated fanatics will continue to bare their fangs and call down flaming meatballs from the sky. But soon enough they will realize that just because i believe something doesn't make it right. Every individual should account for him/herself.

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  2. The crunch is on.who's on God side stand your ground.here it is.principalities and power.smh.thank u God.

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  3. Honestly, I have no respect for Obama. Shame on you. Choops

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  4. Let plp do what they like. Stlucia will be the last country in the world to ligilize it. But we want plp to vacation here so badly we want to fill our hotels and airports. We want money. Well the guys have loads of money becaise they usually dont have kids. There are many gay stlucians so what. In the usa 1 in 10 is said to be gay. Let who wants to marry marry. If god doesnt like it they will find out when they meet him

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  5. Unfortunately, it will be forced on the rest of us through sanctions.

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    • How can it be forced on you? If you're not gay it really shouldn't matter because legalizing gay marriage isn't going to suddenly make people gay

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  6. Shame on Obama. All those who rush in will rush in to HELL.

    America has sneezed again on some Strange issue and Caribbean will catch a cold just now. Lets us stand for this very strong principle that God have given us when he created Man and made hima help meat a woman. basic basic....... nothing else is right. No matter how much the Supreme Courts Rule they will never be right. Thats why babylon will fall.
    Give your life to Christ TODAY. Now is the accepted time, behold now is the day of SaLVATION.
    Lets face it, wouldn't it have been better you leave in Christ and know he does not exist than to leave like he does not and later found out he does? HEL IS A TERRIBLE PLACE PEOPLE READ REVELATION........

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    • I question what we have been taught about our God and the bible. The same bible which condemns gays is the same bible which condoned slavery and making women second class citizens. I'm sure alot of people passionately felt that it was wrong and unchristian like when slaves became emancipated and women got the rights to work and vote.

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  7. So it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the end...

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  8. Dearly beloved those on here who use the word of God to condone what is a sin is surely also in the same bracket as those who allow such evil to prosper. It is written what is happening now has to happen. We have to continue to pray for them and love them but their deeds we must not accept because it is against God's law to permit such.

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  9. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone...... because being gay is the ultimate sin right?

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    • lol here we go again using that bible term to justify our wrong behavior to make it seem right. its true that all of us has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God but no one is throwing any stone here in this time people are just saying that this is not right ,simple, if some one had posted to goin to kill all lgbt people then that is throwing a big stone. when we use that verse its like saying yes the thing is wrong and so what and i can continue cause everyone is a sinner we should be bigger than that and know better. its like someone saying hey this is not right dont do it an the person replys only god can judge me i guess that is why they are telling you to dont do it in the first place cause god will surely judge you and trust me it is a fearful thing to fall in the judgement of god

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  10. I will never stop keep the fire burning#jah help us wit dem corrupt gay leaders taking advantage of d system an leading our youth astray cause you made eve not steve

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  11. Wait when dem little 'poor mothers" start commenting........you may need an interpreter....

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  12. This is a landmark decision and it seems that the USA has had a really good couple of days. May all people be allowed to live in peace and follow the Golden Rule.

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  13. why is it i get a feeling there is goin to be a big earthquake or some disaster soon. i could only imagine how angry GOD is going to be right now

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    • so every natural disaster follows a decision you don't agree with? God teaches love and understanding - things you apparently don't understand.

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      • lol your post made me laugh, As much as it would be great if they went into existence what about those who will get molested and be encouraged to adopt the life style of their daddies? because you do know after marriage they will have the right to adopt children.

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      • and he also teaches us to OBEY him and his teachings written in the bible, something you maybe forgot to understand apart from love and understanding

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    • Well if marriage is a godly institution then sure god has to be pissed. but seeing as marriage is a man made construct then who gives a rats ass. the fellas going to bool regardless so might as well. lets just hope they keep their saloptay away from the women and the rest of us straight guys. eventually they bool themselves out of existence. problem solved. see god has a plan after all.

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  14. Barack Obama is sick!
    The end is near!

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