President Obama And Many Celebrities React To Historic SCOTUS Decision On Social Media

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President Obama joined many others in celebrating the historic victory for marriage equality that was decided by the Supreme Court today. Citizens around the country have been sharing their excitement all morning along with many famous names.

It is truly a historic day in the United States and we can finally say that everyone in the nation is able to get married, gay or straight. While marriage was becoming legal for all in a slow motion fashion across the country, in a historic 5-4 decision, it is now legal in all 50 states.

SCOTUS also ruled that any law banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional after voting in each state one by one and overturning those laws previously.

The news was a huge decision and President Obama, who has been a supporter of equality throughout much of his time as a president, was one of the first to tweet his excitement over the decision, with many others following suit.

It is a huge step in the right direction, although with some dissent and many still opposed, there is still more work to do in order to achieve full equality. Many people, including Justices Alito, Scalia, Roberts, and Thomas, still oppose equality and LGBT people still face great discrimination in certain areas especially.

Today’s decision made by SCOTUS is a huge victory for people all over the nation, whether they are now able to marry who they choose or they are simply allies to the cause and excited for the friends and neighbors who will have the same rights that they do.

The message of marriage equality is one that nation has been waiting for for a long time, and, as a result, the number of states where gay marriage is legal had already risen to 36 with more than 70% of Americans living in places where gay couples could marry.

President Obama and many others have recognized that equality for all is a right that should be recognized and many people have already applauded the Supreme Court for their efforts, which profoundly changes the nation for the better.

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