The Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex marriage will be legal in all 50 states, and that all same-sex marriages will be recognized by all 50 states.
And the Internet totally lost it.
To give some background, the 5-4 opinion in favor of gay marriage was drafted by Justice Anthony Kennedy, and it stated the 14th Amendment of the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Kennedy was joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan.
But Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito were like “No way, José!”
We’ve rounded up some of the reactions on Twitter shortly after the ruling.
Many people rejoiced.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 26, 2015
CNN’s Chris Hayes so eloquently chimed in about the merits of the Constitution. He really gets it.
I tell ya, the 14th amendment is the greatest goddamn thing — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 26, 2015
But not everyone was happy about the news.
Significant setback for all Americans who believe in the Constitution, the rule of law, democratic self-government. http://t.co/XF4g2LIWiP
— Ryan T. Anderson (@RyanTAnd) June 26, 2015
Jeb Bush released a statement about his support for traditional marriage. ” In a country as diverse as ours, good people who have opposing views should be able to live side by side. It is now crucial that as a country we protect religious freedom and the right of conscience and also not discriminate,” he said.
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) June 26, 2015
And some lashed out at Roberts for his dissent against the ruling. He really isn’t making any friends this week. After his ruling in support of Obamacare yesterday, he switched to the other side of the aisle on marriage today, which has probably made no one happy with him.
The dissenting opinions on today’s Supreme Court ruling will read like the archaic rantings of close-minded bigots by future generations.
— Louis Gray (@louisgray) June 26, 2015
There was some love/hate going on for Kennedy, too. Some people thought he was a tad ridiculous, while others loved him.
Justice Kennedy: “I wasn’t sure which way to go. Then I saw everyone updating avatars on Facebook with “equality” & I knew what to do.” — Ben Howe (@BenHowe) June 26, 2015
Getting a rare live picture of Justice Kennedy delivering his opinion: pic.twitter.com/ASu68v2DZb
— Neil Freeman (@fitnr) June 26, 2015
And #Love Wins became a thing on Twitter.
— Nat (@natchavs) June 26, 2015
The Supreme Court is expected to deliver more rulings on big cases that would deal with the legality of lethal injections, and redistricting in Arizona in the upcoming week.