'Overjoyed': Hudson County cheers Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

'Overjoyed': Hudson County cheers Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling


By:  Terrence McDonald
The Jersey Journal


The Supreme Court's decision to strike down gay marriage bans nationwide makes June 26, 2015 an "historic day," Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said this morning.

"I think it's a great day for civil rights," Fulop said. "We couldn't be more excited."

The nation's high court ruled 5-4 that states cannot ban gay marriage, in a decision released this morning. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority, said the reasons marriage is "fundamental" under the U.S. Constitution "apply with equal force to same-sex couples."...

...Hudson's Congressional delegation didn't spare the superlatives. In statements, Democratic Sens Bob Menendez called today a "tremendous" one for the LGBT community, while Sen. Cory Booker, also a Democrat, said, "Love wins."

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