At last, though I predicted the vote would be 6-3 instead of the actual 5-4. Gay marriage is, by that close vote, the law of the land, and it’s about damn time! From the New York Times live feed (lots more information at that site):
Supreme Court Rules on Gay Marriage – Live Coverage
. . . A roar let out shortly after 10 a.m. at the foot of the court steps as the nation’s highest court ruled what many here said they’ve always known: marriage is a right.
Many waived flags, others thrust celebratory signs skyward. In the front of the crowd, Christopher Sargent and Scott Roewer, of Washington, D.C., shared a long kiss. They were present for history, they said.
“They acknowledged what is true: that we all have a right to the same things. This is a human right,” Mr. Sargent said.