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Ted Cruz Slams Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Decision - TODAY
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Hide Caption 22 of 33 Photos: Colorado Civil Rights Commission, could be a sign of trouble ahead. Only four members of seat parliament opposed the change after a public vote in November showed overwhelming support for marriage equality. Holding a photograph of Arthur as he spoke Friday, Obergefell said, "No American should have to suffer that indignity. Obergefell continued, "the four words etched onto the front of the Supreme Court — 'equal justice under law' — apply to us, too. The two largest churches in Scotland — the Church of Scotland and the Roman Catholic Church — oppose same-sex marriage and lobbied against the bill. The Supreme Court said that the right to marry is fundamental — and Kennedy wrote that under the 14th Amendment's protections, "couples of the same-sex may not be deprived of that right and that liberty. Along with New Zealand, Australia became the second country in the Asia-Pacific region to to make same-sex marriage legal. Alternative terms[ edit ] Some proponents of legal recognition of same-sex marriage, such as Freedom to Marry and Canadians for Equal Marriage , use the terms marriage equality and equal marriage to indicate that they seek the recognition of same-sex marriage on equal ground with opposite-sex marriage as opposed to special rights. Since the beginning of , several anti-gay marriage protests with occasionally volatile crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands have taken place in Paris and elsewhere.