And Let Freedom Ring! Top Court Takes Historic Stance on Gay Marriage

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So I am sitting in my favorite coffee shop and the writing is going strong and I realize I need a piece of research info and I open the Internet and the first thing I see is this! I want to dance! I want to sing! OMG! Amazing! And let freedom ring!

I find out Friday that I am now legally married in Missouri. And now see I am in Kansas and North Carolina, the two states I thought would be last?

See world? There is justice! God is working in everything. God is love. And Love always conquers hate in the end.

Here it is! The words that I saw! Sharing this with you now. Or find the original article by CLICKING HERE! Meanwhile…

My country, ’tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims’ pride,
From ev’ry mountainside
Let freedom ring!

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The Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in 11 More States

By Ryan Gorman

The Supreme Court effectively made same-sex marriage legal Monday in 11 additional states.

The nation’s highest court declined to review petitions from lower courts whose jurisdiction covers nearly a dozen states. The decision upheld court decisions striking down bans on same-sex unions in those states.

The decision was announced quietly, but the resulting shockwaves will be felt across the nation.

The court validated three federal appeals covering Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin, according to Bloomberg.

By declining to hear the petitions brought forth from the jurisdictions, the Supreme Court left intact appeals courts decisions to strike down same-sex marriage bans in the locales.

Couples in those states should soon be able to obtain marriage licenses and be legally wed.

The announcement led a large group of same-sex marriage supporters gathered outside the court to celebrate. They cheered, waved flags, hugged each other and embraced the landmark decision.

Supreme Court and #SSM (a same-sex marriage hashtag) immediately shot to the top of trending topics in the United States on Twitter.

Supreme Court of the United States immediately became the most talked about topic on Facebook.

“Practically, today SCOTUS recognized a right to SSM,” SCOTUS Blog, which covers the Supreme Court, said immediately after the decisions were made public.

The court unwillingness to wade into the gay marriage debate is noteworthy. It is highly unlikely the court would undo marriages in any future decision.

No reason was given for the decision.

The court has previously showed support for gay marriage when it struck down a federal law last year denying benefits to same-sex married couples.

Further appeals are currently under review in San Francisco and Cincinnati, according to Bloomberg. Rulings on those cases could come at any moment.

Refusing to hear an appeals on lower court decisions to strike down same-sex marriage bans sets a precedent. The remaining 20 states banning gay marriage will likely also be bound to appeals courts decisions should their bans be overturned.

The unions are now legal in a total of 30 states, plus the District of Columbia.

#SSM

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