Today SCOTUS found that marriage is a fundamental right, granted through the Constitution's right to dignity. This right is for us all,along with all the enumerated rights and the others like privacy found under the 14th amendment. This opinion is a glowing tribute to precedents, the history of marriage, the dignity of marriage and child rearing and a living constitution.
Here is just one bit from it (page 15 I believe)
"From their beginning to their most recent page, the annals of human history reveal the transcendent importance of marriage. The lifelong union of a man and a woman always has promised nobility and dignity to all persons, without regard to their station in life. Marriage is sacred to those who live by their religions and offers unique fulfillment to those who find meaning in the secular realm. Its dynamic allows two people to find a life that could not be found alone, for a marriage becomes greater than just the two persons. Rising from the most basic human needs, marriage is essential to our most profound hopes and aspirations."
Congrats to all whose rights were enshrined today and to all of us as a nation!
Read the full opinion and dissents herehttp://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf