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The Internet’s Reaction To The Supreme’s Marriage Ruling

The Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex marriage will be legal in all 50 states, and the Internet totally lost it.


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.

CNN’s Chris Hayes so eloquently chimed in about the merits of the Constitution. He really gets it.

But not everyone was happy about the news.

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.

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.

There was some love/hate going on for Kennedy, too. Some people thought he was a tad ridiculous, while others loved him.

And #Love Wins became a thing on Twitter.

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.