Black same sex couple are first to tie the knot in Georgia

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LOVE WINS: Same sex marriage is now legal in every State of America

The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States.

It means the 14 states with bans on same-sex marriage will no longer be able to enforce them, reported the BBC.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the plaintiffs asked “for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

The ruling brings to an end more than a decade of bitter legal battles.

Same-sex couples in several affected states including Georgia, Michigan, Ohio and Texas rushed to wed on today (Jun 26).

Earlier today, black couple Emma and Petrine were the first same sex couple to marry in the State of Georgia.


HITCHED: Emma and Petrine from Georgia

However officials in some states including Mississippi and Louisiana said marriages had to wait until procedural issues were addressed.

President Barack Obama said the ruling was a “victory for America”.

“When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free ” he said.

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