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U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

Chad Biggs (left), 35, and Chris Creech, 46, were the first gay couple to be wed in Wake County.
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In a 5-4 ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court said all 50 states must recognize marriages between same-sex couples. The decision also means those couples can now get married anywhere and have their marriages recognized in all states.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the decision for the majority. Each dissenting justice also wrote his own opinion.

Host Frank Stasio talks with WUNC capitol bureau chief Jeff Tiberii about this morning's ruling.

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