Big Back-To-Back Supreme Court Rulings

In something of a watershed moment, the Supreme Court has ruled on cases in regards to The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and gay marriage.

In a landmark decision, the court ruled 5-4 that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. Justice Anthony Kennedy, delivering the majority opinion, wrote that people seeking the right “seek not to denigrate marriage but rather to live their lives, or honor their spouses’ memory, joined by its bond,” writes NBC.

The president himself has endorsed same-sex marriage since May 2012. On Friday, he took note of the swift progress toward marriage equality in the United States.

President Obama’s signature health care law (the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare) survived a second challenge at the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, and the Justices ruled by a margin of 6 to 3 that the intent of Congress was clear enough to override contradictory language in law itself.

(Updated report)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/same-sex-marraige-legal-nationwide-supreme-court-rules-n375551

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/us/supreme-court-same-sex-marriage.html?_r=0

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