Washington Post, By Robert Barnes, June 26
BREAKING NEWS: In a landmark victory for gay rights, a divided Supreme Court ruled that state prohibitions on same-sex marriage violate the Constitution.
The Supreme Court will be back at work Friday putting the finishing touches on a historic term, with one major decision completed and a landmark ruling on same-sex marriage to be announced.
The court on Thursday delivered a pair of decisions that delighted civil rights groups and the Obama administration. In one, it said that the protections of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 extend beyond policies that are intentionally discriminatory and forbid actions that appear neutral but have the effect of harming minorities.
More prominently, the justices upheld a major part of the Affordable Care Act that said subsidies intended to help low- and moderate-income Americans buy health insurance are available to all who qualify, not just to those who live in states that have set up insurance marketplaces.
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Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex.
Each of the four dissenters has written a dissent.
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