A 5-4 Supreme Court today ruled that the Constitution forbids the federal government from refusing to recognize same-sex marriages. United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 (U.S. June 26, 2013).
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the Court. Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor joined him.
Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Alito, Scalia, and Thomas dissented.