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Obama lauds high court ruling on same-sex marriage, calls to congratulate lead plaintiff

Friday, June 26, 2015
President Barack Obama is seen talking on the phone in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 26, 2015, before speaking in the Rose Garden after the Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the US. Obama placed a congratulatory phone call to James Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court fight, which he took amid a throng of reporters outside the courthouse.
President Barack Obama, who himself has acknowledged an evolution over gay rights, said Friday that the Supreme Court's ruling giving same-sex couples the right to marry nationwide represents a day when justice "arrives like a thunderbolt." ...

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U.S. Supreme Court rules for nationwide marriage equality

Friday, June 26, 2015
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Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the LGBT rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden. ...

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Same-sex couples begin obtaining marriage licenses in Texas

Friday, June 26, 2015
George Harris, left, 82, walks out of the Dallas County Clerks office showing his marriage license as his husband Jack Evans, holding roses, 85, follows behind Friday, June 26, 2015, in Dallas. Harris and Evans were the first same sex couple to be married in Dallas after receiving their license. The couple have been together 54 years.
Two men in their 80s got the first same-sex marriage license Friday in Dallas, some gay couples elsewhere were denied and Gov. Greg Abbott, dismayed by the Supreme Court's ruling, ordered state agencies to respect religious objectors. ...

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Same-sex marriage ruling leads to immediate vows in Michigan

Friday, June 26, 2015
Jayne Rowse, left, and her partner April DeBoer celebrate in Ann Arbor, Mich., following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down bans on same sex marriage nationwide Friday, June 26, 2015. A judge who overturned Michigan's ban on gay marriage says he's willing to officiate at the marriage of the two Detroit-area nurses at the center of the groundbreaking case.
Many Michigan gay couples quickly married Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in a case involving two Detroit-area nurses who said they were elated "that this day has finally come." ...

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Georgia: Metro Atlanta court begins marrying same-sex couples

Friday, June 26, 2015
Shawn Brown, left, and Christian Marasko hold hands as they are married during a mass wedding at the Fulton County Government Center Friday, June 26, 2015, in Atlanta.
A court in Atlanta started marrying gay couples Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Missouri moves swiftly to begin same-sex marriages statewide

Friday, June 26, 2015
From left, Angela Boyle and Luara Zinszer take a photograph after they received their marriage license after the Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Recorder of Deeds office at the Boone County Government Center in Columbia, Mo. Zinszer and Boyle are Boone County's first same-sex couple to receive their marriage license. Missouri was one of the states affected by Friday's ruling.
Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision Friday to legalize same-sex marriage - upending Missouri's constitutional ban on the practice - same-sex couples in the state applied and were granted marriage licenses. ...

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Same-sex couples wed as marriages get underway in Tennessee

Friday, June 26, 2015
Sophy Jesty, left, and Valeria Tanco, who were plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that guarantees a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage, address the media at University of Tennessee College of Law Friday, June 26, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn.
Same-sex couples across the state of Tennessee were going to county clerks' offices to get marriage licenses on what many were calling "day one." ...

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Nebraska’s strict same-sex marriage ban falls with Supreme Court ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015
Christopher Brown, left, and Tom Fennell hug after getting their marriage license at the Douglas County County Clerk's office in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 26, 2015. Gay couples in Nebraska will now have their marriages legally recognized now that the U.S. Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
Gay couples in Nebraska are now able to marry and have their marriages legally recognized in the state that has had one of the most restrictive same-sex marriage bans in the country. ...

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Marriage licenses issued in Kentucky to same-sex couples

Friday, June 26, 2015
Benjamin Moore, left, and Tadd Roberts kiss after their marriage ceremony at the Jefferson County Clerks Office Friday, June 26, 2015, in Louisville, Ky.
Timothy Love was at the head of the line Friday with his same-sex partner of 35 years to obtain the marriage license he fought for in the courts. ...

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Lawyers seek to remove hold on same-sex marriage in Mississippi

Friday, June 26, 2015
Hinds County Circuit Clerk Barbara Dunn, right, reads an order by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood that puts a hold on circuit clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, including Knol Aust, partner Duane Smith, both of Jackson, Miss., and Tiffany Brosh, second from right and her partner Laurin Locke, Friday, June 26, at the Hinds County Court House in Jackson, Miss.
Attorney General Jim Hood, a Democrat, says a federal appeals court in New Orleans must first lift a hold on a same-se marriage court case from Mississippi. He said he doesn't know how long that could take. ...

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