Constitution Guarantees the Right to Same Sex Marriage, Supreme Court Rules

“The arc of the moral universe is long. But it bends toward justice.” (Theodore Parker, Martin Luther King, Jr.)

WNDC salutes the Supreme Court’s second decision in two days that strengthens justice for all Americans.

Citing the 14th Amendment of our Constitution, the Supreme Court has affirmed that “no citizen may be denied equal protection of its (the Constitution’s) laws.” The 14th Amendment also reaffirms that basic constitutional rights of citizens are not to be conferred or denied by legislation.

Today the Supreme Court explicitly stated that every citizen has the right to marry whomever they choose. Mixed race marriages have previously protected under the 14th Amendment, and now same sex marriages are also officially protected under the law.

Lest anyone misunderstand, no belittling of heterosexual marriage is implied. But the definition of marriage has now been expanded to all citizens “no matter whom they love.”

And, importantly, the children of all marriages will be equally protected under the law.

Karen Pataky
Vice President for Public Policy and Political Action

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