The Supreme Court has handed down a historic ruling on marriage equality in the United States, ending the nearly 50-year legal battle that began with the landmark ruling in 1967 that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
The justices announced their decision Wednesday morning, handing down a 5-4 decision that will be considered the most important legal victory in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court.
“It is a tremendous day for all of us, as Americans and as Americans of faith, when the United State Supreme Court declares marriage as between one man and one woman,” President Donald Trump said at the time of the ruling.
“The court’s ruling in the Obergefell v.
Hodges case is a victory for religious liberty, a victory in equality for gays and lesbians, and a victory not only for religious freedom, but for all Americans,” Trump added.
The ruling effectively legalized same sex marriage across the country, making it the most significant legal victory of Trump’s presidency.
The Obergefords decision, which was handed down in the wee hours of the morning by Chief Justice John Roberts, has had a profound effect on the lives of millions of people across the U., including millions of Americans who were forced to live under the threat of losing their jobs.
It is now widely accepted as the law of the land in the eyes of most Americans, although the ruling remains controversial with some.
What You Need to Know About the Oberges decisionSource: The Huffington Posts articleThe court decision, however, has not yet made a lasting impact on the political landscape.
In fact, the decision is only the latest legal victory for Trump in his war on the gay community.
The president has been actively attacking LGBT Americans for years, and on Tuesday he signed a law requiring employers with at least five people on their payroll to allow them to fire gay employees if they can show the person was the victim of a hate crime.
The law is one of the most sweeping in the country and could be used to force LGBT businesses and individuals to pay for housing discrimination, job discrimination and other discriminatory policies.
In addition, the president has tried to impose a travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries, which could be a direct result of the court ruling.
Trump is scheduled to make a speech on the Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday night at the University of Michigan.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The court ruling will affect hundreds of thousands of people in the U:More than 10 million Americans live in states where same-gender marriage is legal.
It’s estimated that the majority of those in the nation’s poorest counties are in states that recognize gay marriage.
The Supreme Courts ruling has also been a blow to those same-kind of marriages in the states where they are legal.
In Maryland, where gay marriage is already legal, the number of same-female-to-male couples who wed has grown from 13,000 to more than 35,000.
And in New York, where same sex marriages are legal in all 50 states, the state is now home to the highest number of gay marriages per capita in the entire nation.
“We are proud that we have won this important case, but we are also very disappointed that the court has ruled against the basic human rights of millions in the Middle East and beyond,” said Gov.
Anthony Brown in a statement.
Brown, a Democrat who served on the court’s five-member court for most of his term, said in a letter to the court that his administration was “unable to reconcile our continued support for the law protecting the civil rights of all Americans with our continuing opposition to the president’s continued efforts to further undermine the foundations of our democracy.”
“Today’s decision makes clear that the Supreme Supreme Court is more interested in protecting the president and his allies from scrutiny than the rights of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens,” Brown wrote.
The number of people who are married to someone of the same sex in the 50 states has increased to roughly 2.8 million, according to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.
The number of married gay and lesbian couples has risen to about 11.7 million, and there are an estimated 1.5 million same-person marriages nationwide.