In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees the freedom for equal marriage -- a victory for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) rights advocates.

"This ruling is a victory for America," said President Barack Obama from the White House Rose Garden late Friday morning...

...Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., also commended the 5-4 decision but acknowledged there are still LGBT individuals facing discrimination.

"The Supreme Court has ended one of the blatant forms of discrimination that keep loving families apart based solely on who they love and where they live," Menendez said. "This decision brings us closer to our nation's promise of equal rights for all, and this victory belongs to those who can now marry who they love across America."

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