Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the plaintiffs asked "for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. Same-sex couples in several affected states including Georgia, Michigan, Ohio and Texas rushed to wed on Friday. However officials in other states, including Mississippi and Louisiana, said marriages had to wait until procedural issues were addressed. Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee called it "an out-of-control act of unconstitutional, judicial tyranny".
Supreme Court rules for Colorado baker in same-sex wedding cake case
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Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide
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Since then, the highest federal court in the country has weighed-in on about a dozen other LGBTQ rights—related cases, which have had powerful impacts on the gay rights movement. SCOTUS's first gay rights case focused on the First Amendment—specifically, how the rights of free speech and press apply to homosexual content. In , Los Angeles' postmaster Otto Olesen ordered federal postal authorities to seize ONE , a homosexual magazine the nation's first , arguing that the magazine's content was "obscene.