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The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the United States. It has ultimate (and largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all federal courts and over state court cases involving issues of federal law, and original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. The Court, which meets in the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., consists of a chief justice and eight associate justices who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate. Once appointed, justices have life tenure unless they resign, retire, or are removed after impeachment. [ Website ] [ Wikipedia ]

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‘Baker v. Nelson’ same-sex marriage pioneer hails U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Sunday, June 28, 2015
In this May 18, 1970 photo, Mike McConnell, left, and Jack Baker, both 28, attempt to obtain a Hennepin County marriage license in Minneapolis. The couple was blocked from getting a license which prompted a lawsuit that was ultimately rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1972 in Baker v. Nelson. Four decades later, the couple is still together in Minneapolis as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 26, 2015 that marriage equality is a constitutional right.
A Minnesota man who fought for his own same-sex marriage more than 40 years ago is celebrating the landmark Supreme Court ruling that said gay couples can marry anywhere in the country. ...

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Q&A: Where Texas stands following Supreme Court marriage decision

Saturday, June 27, 2015
A couple arrives at the Travis County building to apply for a marriage license at after the US. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Austin, Texas.
Here's an update on how same-sex marriage is reverberating across Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to wed. ...

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Tears and sniffles in courtroom as Kennedy reads ‘No union is more profound than marriage’

Saturday, June 27, 2015
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When Justice Anthony Kennedy took the bench Friday at the Supreme Court, some were thinking about his past decisions and other June 26ths. ...

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Q&A: What the Supreme Court’s same‑sex marriage ruling means

Friday, June 26, 2015
Balloons spell out the word "love" over the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US.
The decades-long debate about whether same-sex marriage should be allowed in the United States was finally settled Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled gay and lesbian couples can get married anywhere in the country. ...

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White House lit in rainbow colors after Supreme Court marriage ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015
The White House is illuminated in celebration after the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.
The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage. Gay and lesbian couples in Washington and across the nation are celebrating Friday's ruling, which will put an end to same-sex ...

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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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