U.S. Supreme Court (5-4) Rules Constitution (14th Amendment/Equal Protection Clause) Requires All States To Allow Same-Sex Marriage; Read Full Opinion

  • AUDIO: Long Beach lawyer Stephanie Loftin comments on ruling. She begins with lawyerly analysis, concludes with eloquent, personal thoughts
  • President Obama speaks in Rose Garden; read full text
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    (June 26, 2015) -- As flashed on's front page this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, 5-4, that the U.S. constitution (14th amendment) requires all states to allow same sex marriage. To view the full Court opinion (majority and four dissents), click here.

    At's invitation, Long Beach lawyer Stephanie Loftin commented on today's ruling. Her comments on the audio clip below begin analytically as a lawyer and end personally and eloquently. [A whoosh sound separates two phone conversations this morning.] To hear Ms. Loftin's comments, click here

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    President Barack Obama spoke briefly following the Court's ruling and lauded the majority opinion. To view his statement in full, click here.

    [ perspective: For context, see Time magazine story from Feb. 2015, click here which reported that when candidate Obama told voters that he opposed same-sex marriage, his former political strategist David Axelrod says he lied for political reasons (2008.) In 2012, President Obama stated (various formulations) If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance, a statement that many discovered (after the election) was simply false. Yesterday, President Obama cited his 2012 election as evidence that the public supported ObamaCare.]

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