The Right to Love and the Magna Carta

This post originally appeared at Her Blueprint, a blog of the Global Fund for Women.  

For the United States, Friday, June 26, 2015 will go down in the history books. In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires states to license marriages between two people of the same sex and to recognize such marriages licensed in other states. I distinctly remember two months earlier, on April 28, when the Court heard oral arguments in the case.  On that day, all I felt was trepidation. I could not imagine being a citizen of a country that denied such a basic right. 

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The United States Supreme Court slip opinion of Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. _ (2015).