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These Are the 141 Words That Just Changed History

Jun 26, 2015
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With his historic swing vote in the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Anthony Kennedy changed the map, the finances, the dignity, the hopes, and the laws of a nation. But with these words from his decision, he also gave the American people a definition of love and marriage that will endure, no matter what political storms it also brings.

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See Scenes of Celebration After Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

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Supporters of same-sex marriage celebrate outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, on June 26, 2015.Jacquelyn Martin—AP
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Supporters of same-sex marriage celebrate outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, on June 26, 2015.
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