US Supreme Court Makes Landmark Decision in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

By Progreso Weekly

gay_marriage_81102178-685x342HAVANA TIMES — On Friday (June 26) the US Supreme Court held that same-sex couples will no longer be denied the freedom to marry guaranteed by the US Constitution.

[While homosexuality is not a crime in Cuba, as it is in some even more conservative countries, the subject of same-sex marriage has never been on the legislative agenda.]  

Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry, released the following statement on the landmark ruling in the USA:

“Today’s ruling is a transformative triumph decades in the making, a momentous victory for freedom, equality, inclusion, and above all, love. For anyone who ever doubted that we could bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice, today the United States again took a giant step toward the more perfect union we the people aspire to. Today the Liberty Bell rings alongside wedding bells across an ocean of joy.

“With the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, the justices affirmed what a super-majority of Americans had come to understand: the freedom to marry is a precious, fundamental right that belongs to all, and that same-sex couples and our families share the same dreams and needs as any others.

Evan Wolfson
Evan Wolfson

“Today’s win is the culmination of a decades-long campaign that successfully made the case in the court of public opinion, enabling victories in the courts of law.

“Freedom to Marry calls on state officials to swiftly and faithfully implement the Constitution’s command in the remaining 13 states with marriage discrimination, so that all Americans can marry the person they love and build and protect their families, without delay, throughout the land.”

Freedom to Marry announced that it will now begin airing a 30-second nationwide TV ad — “Love Won, We All Won” — celebrating the country’s living up to its ideals and the joy this triumph will bring to so many families. The ad can be viewed here:

One thought on “US Supreme Court Makes Landmark Decision in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

  • June 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    This was good news for the US, and given whatever residual moral leadership that the US presents to the rest of the world, this is good news for the world. I am not sure what this has to do with Havana Times but no harm, no foul.

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