There is a reason why USA is branded among world’s progressive countries. Taking the latest example it would not be entirely wrong to say that they give a lot of importance to the freedom of their citizens.
Now in US you have full freedom to choose your partner. The choice is yours whether you choose life in a same-sex marriage or with a person of the opposite sex.
The US Supreme Court ruled on Friday, June 26, that the US Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement. Immediately after the decision, same-sex couples in many of the states where gay marriage had been banned headed to county clerks’ offices for marriage licenses as officials in several states said they would respect the ruling.
Actors, singers and other Hollywood celebrities, many of whom have played a major role in driving acceptance of gay rights in mainstream culture, whooped with joy at the US Supreme Court’s ruling that made gay marriage legal nationwide.
Twitter lit up after the historic decision, with #LoveWins, accompanied by a rainbow-colored heart, and #SupremeCourt quickly becoming the top trending items on the social media site.
Here are some of the reactions, starting with plenty from the POTUS.
“All people should be treated equally, regardless of who they are or who they love.” —President Obama #LoveWins— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2015
“This ruling is a victory for America.” —President Obama #LoveWins— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2015
“When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free.” —President Obama #LoveWins— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2015
“For all our differences, we are one people—stronger together than we could ever be alone.” —President Obama #LoveWins— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2015
“Today we can say in no uncertain terms that we’ve made our union a little more perfect.” —President Obama #LoveWins— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2015
“What a vindication of the belief that ordinary people can do extraordinary things.” —President Obama #LoveWins— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2015
This ruling is a victory for friends, families, and organizers who fought tirelessly for years for marriage equality. #LoveWins
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2015
And then there were joyful reactions from other prominent people.
Wow. Another historic day for #MarriageEquality ! https://t.co/rkeVQUWb6r— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2015
It’s a new day. Thank you Supreme Court. Thank you Justice Kennedy. Your opinion is profound, in more ways than you may know. #huzzah— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) June 26, 2015
Wow!!! My wife and I were “celebrating” our marriage when we found out about SCOTUS!! Love is never wrong. Love to you all! We did it!!— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) June 26, 2015
“And you can want who you want… Boys and boys and girls and girls.” #lovewins #FINALLY— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 26, 2015
Finally And at Last! The Revolution Of Love has Begun! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️#livingforlove ❤️#rebelheartsunite pic.twitter.com/nK9TH96Df8— Madonna (@Madonna) June 26, 2015
I feel privileged in this lifetime to have witnessed the LGBT community and supporters shift public… https://t.co/TFPzHhkntq— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 27, 2015
#LoveWins “They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.” – #SCOTUS , June 26, 2015— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) June 26, 2015
Love won. #MarriageEquality— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 26, 2015
Hugely emotional that marriage equality has finally come to the U.S. History! Love ALWAYS wins. ❤️❤️❤️— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) June 26, 2015
Congratulations, particularly to those who made the case for equality. So pleased to be celebrating @nycpride over the weekend. #LoveWins— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) June 26, 2015
My eyes shine with tears as marriage equality is ruled the law of the land. What a pride weekend it shall be! http://t.co/1tkjdzQ8u5— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 26, 2015
Scenes from the Pride rally at @StonewallInn1 #LoveIsLove #LoveWins pic.twitter.com/mXWjAt9b2t— Marc Jacobs (@marcjacobs) June 26, 2015
The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states today. IT’S ABOUT. FUCKING. TIME.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 26, 2015
Congratulations America for finally catching up to the modern era with this landmark step forward for gay and lesbian rights.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 26, 2015
Each new civil rights conflict is seen as ‘different than the last’. But bigotry is bigotry. So next time this happens, don’t take so long.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 26, 2015
Indian judiciary, wake up will you?
(With inputs from Reuters)
Feature image source: Reuters