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Virginia Democrats are giving away tickets to Hillary Clinton's speech tonight

The Democratic Party of Virginia is currently giving away free tickets to an event featuring Hillary Clinton later tonight. Clinton is headlining the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner on Friday evening. Though the event is raising...Show More Summary

Read the essay that helped start the gay marriage movement in America

It started in 1989. Andrew Sullivan wrote a cover story for The New Republic arguing for gay marriage. It was at the time a radical proposition — although Sullivan's argument came from a philosophically conservative place. This was a...Show More Summary

2 incredible photos of the moment Obama found out about the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling

The White House's official photographer captured the exact moment that President Barack Obama found out that the Supreme Court saved a crucial component of Obamacare. Peter Souza, the photographer, explained what happened in a Friday post on Medium. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz says 'lawless' Supreme Court rulings have led to 'some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation's history'

It's safe to say Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was horrified by this week's landmark Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare are gay marriage. In an appearance on Sean Hannity's radio show on Friday, Cruz, who is running for president, made it clear he thought the rulings represented a sad moment for America. Show More Summary

How today's Supreme Court ruling brought uber conservatives and radical queers together

The one tactic left for conservative gay marriage opponents is a radical one: don’t let anyone get married. This strategy was employed by a probate judge in Alabama’s Pike County, who stopped issuing marriage licenses back in February, when the state legalized same-sex marriage. Show More Summary

Louisiana's attorney general doesn't plan to allow gay marriage anytime soon

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell will not immediately enforce the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage, stating Friday that his office "has found nothing in today's decision that makes the Court's order effective...Show More Summary

Watch Obama suddenly break out into song while delivering a moving eulogy

President Barack Obama abruptly started singing "Amazing Grace" as he spoke at a Friday eulogy.  The president spoke at the funeral for South Carolina State Sen. Clementa Pinckney (D), who was one of nine people shot last week at a historic...Show More Summary

'I was here the day of the rebellion': The birthplace of the gay rights movement celebrates the Supreme Court

Minutes after Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states, Business Insider headed to The Stonewall Inn, a bar in New York City that's known as the birthplace of the gay rights movement. Stonewall was the site of a riot on June 28, 1969 after police officers raided the bar. Show More Summary

Social media celebrates #LoveWins SCOTUS ruling

After the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide Friday, the nation's LGBT community has quite a reason to celebrate. Here are some fantastic shots of the celebrations across the country starting just moments after the ruling, from Washington, DC and beyond. Show More Summary

See how people around the country are celebrating the landmark legalization of gay marriage

After the Supreme Court's landmark 5-4 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide Friday, people everywhere had a major reason to celebrate. Justice Anthony Kennedy issued the 5-4 ruling, finding that the Fourteenth Amendment — which...Show More Summary

Joe Biden picked a fight almost 30 years ago that has an odd link to the historic gay-marriage decision

Almost 30 years ago, Joe Biden led a fight that helped sew the seeds for Friday's Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage. As writer Bill Scher pointed out on Twitter, Biden's successful campaign to scuttle one of President Ronald...Show More Summary

America's incredible swing toward same-sex marriage in 4 charts

In 2001 the Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage, then came Belgium in 2003, South Africa in 2006, and Argentina in 2010. With Friday's historic Supreme Court ruling, the United States has done the same. Given that the American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality as a mental illness until 1973, that's quite the turnaround. Show More Summary

The man at the center of the Supreme Court's big marriage case just wrote this emotional letter

The Ohio man whose name is on the Supreme Court case, Obergefell v. Hodges, that legalized same-sex marriage in the US published an open letter on Friday to celebrate the ruling. Jim Obergefell's case begins with a tragic love story....Show More Summary

This county in Alabama has found away to keep fighting gay marriage

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. The Court didn't equivocate. However, conservative places that don't agree with the decision still have one arrow left in the quiver: stop issuing marriage licenses to everyone. Show More Summary

Watch Obama's eulogy for one of the victims of the Charleston shooting

President Barack Obama is about to deliver a eulogy for one of the victims of the Charleston shooting. The president will speak at the funeral for South Carolina State Sen. Clementa Pinckney (D), who was one of nine people shot last week at a historic black church in Charleston. Show More Summary

Scott Walker: Change the Constitution to reverse the Supreme Court's marriage ruling

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), an expected 2016 presidential candidate, slammed the Supreme Court on Friday for its ruling in favor of same-sex marriage and called for a constitutional amendment to reverse the decision. "I believe this Supreme Court decision is a grave mistake. Show More Summary

Justice Kennedy reveals just how far gays have come in a short time

The Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide on Friday, and in his majority opinion Justice Anthony Kennedy acknowledged just how far gay rights have come in a short time. From the opinion: Until the mid-20th century, same-sex...Show More Summary

Clarence Thomas invokes comparison to slavery in raging gay-marriage dissent

Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday wrote a fiery dissent in response to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry. In it, he took issue with the concepts of "liberty" and "dignity." He argued...Show More Summary

Justice Kennedy perfectly summed up why gays need marriage to be truly equal

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, and in his majority opinion Justice Anthony Kennedy explained why that right is so important. "As the State itself makes marriage all the more...Show More Summary

This map sums up today's historic Supreme Court ruling

Gay marriage is legal nationwide. On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment guarantees due process and equal protection under the law. Therefore, states cannot ban same-sex marriages. In his ruling, Kennedy expressed why marriage is necessary for true gay equality. Show More Summary

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