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>> hi everyone. this is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler. a fundamental right. >> i repronounce you married and you may seal your vows with a kiss. [ cheering ] >> the supreme court legalizing same-sex marriage across the united states. in attacks in tunisia. we'll have a report from tunis. in new york, shot and killed. one of the escaped prisoners is
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reportedly dead but the other is still on the run. in charleston. >> he's over there with jeez. >> celebrating the life of the reverend clementa pinckney and the president's eulogy. ♪ amazing grace ♪ ♪ how sweet the sound ♪ >> it is so ordered. those four words written by supreme court supreme court justice anthony kennedy 5-4 margin the court declared same-sex marriage a fundamental
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right along side the right to due process the right to privacy, and the right to bear arms. to be sure the decision is just the beginning in many ways. the fight for and against same-sex marriage is not over. we're seeing it in the words of the justices and remarks of some politicians. but for tonight those who have battled for decades to make this civil right a reality this is a victory and a monumental one. >> this is a victory for gay and lesbian couples who have fought so long for their basic civil rights. it's a victory for their children. it's a victory for the allies and friends and support whose spend years and decades praying and working for change to come. >> this is the scene outside of the stone wall inn where clashes
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between police and gay activists almost 50 years ago gave rights to the gay rights movement. we begin in dc. mike viqueira has been following the events through the day. he joins us with more. mike. >> john, good evening. it was an historic day at the supreme court. as of this morning states can no longer legally stop gay americans from getting married. >> as news spread, a moment of jubilation. the man who helped to bring the case, justice was finally served. >> today's ruling from the supreme court affirms what millions across this country already know to be true in our hearts. our love is equal. >> he married his husband john in maryland, which allows same-sex marriage. they moved to ohio, which does not. when john died he wanted to be listed on the birth certificate
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as john's husband. the case presented the court with two questions. must same-sex marriage be recognized in every state? the court split on familiar ideological lines equally divided between left and right with justice anthony kennedy casting the swing vote in the 5-4 decision. in his decision he wrote: >> in the wake of victory she was serenaded by supporters. >> there have been people waiting for decades i want to make sure that they have this joy and security that comes with marriage. >> offjustice john roberts called it a states right issue writing:
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>> the majority said that children of same-sex marriage were harmed and humiliated by the pan for those families today was a triumph. >> this started out as a dream to add my name to our son's birth certificate. it became so much more important and so much bigger than just that. >> and for jim, it was a very personal victory. most importantly i would like to thank john, for loving me, and making me a better man, and for giving me something worth fighting for. i love you. this is for you john.
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>> and john after thetic after the announcement couples went to get marriage licenses at the clerks office. >> melissa chan is in san francisco now with more. >> in just about an hour low it's been a festive atmosphere all day there is no change, but yet people are saying now you can cross the board and your marriage is going to be legal. recognized and legal anywhere in the entire country. that is significant for people here as you said yet it was illegal in certain states.
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now people can say i do if they want to. >> across the country same-sex couples able to tie the nottingham foster for the first time. in nash villain emotional ceremony marriages are taking place everywhere. in san francisco the celebration started early with people gathering in front of city hall. >> i woke up to a call from my fiancé and he gave me the news, so i started calling people, texting people and came down here because i knew it was going to be a celebration. i just wanted to be a part of it. it's part of history. it's wonderful. >> we're ecstatic. we're both from out of town, we felt we had to be here and experience this with everybody else celebrating. >> in many ways it started here. in 2004 when then mayor gavin
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newsome began to issue thousands of same-sex couples. now on friday now lieutenant governor gavin newsome calls this moment surreal. >> i thought it would take 70 years. i love to romancize that i thought we would be a decade or so later. i never did. there were so many set backs in '06, '06, '07, '08, and political courage. it was few and far between. >> reaction to the justice's decision spread quickly. [ cheering ] in chicago activists are preparing for pride weekend one that will likely have mean more meaning than usual. >> this brings in the realization from the united states that lgbt people were here. >> and in francisco the decision couldn't have come at a better time here. ahead of the city's own gay pride parade, one of the largest in the country.
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>> now not you not just a party place. it's a historic place. just off to my left here, for example, of very significant in terms of gay history. why? it was the first bar with untinted windows. people were literally coming out of the shadows in francisco. >> melissa chan, thank you very much. seth anderson and michael ferguson were the first gay couple married in utah. they're here in our studio tonight. welcome, it's good to have you in our program. why are you in new york? were you planning to come to gay pride weekend? >> no, this was a certain dip does occasion.
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. >> i feel so lucky to be in new york city to celebrate. >> earlier last year we had you both on the air after utah's governor--after they said that you could get married. then the governor said and the courts stayed the decision that you could not be married or the marriage was not legal. listen to what you said back then. >> to be honest i do feel shaken up. the stay yesterday didn't come as a surprise to me. i kind of expected that. but today to have the governor of the state where i live, and too single me out and single out my family and my marriage and say we don't like you and you're not equal we're not going to recognize you is alarming and it's frustrating and it's saddening and outrageous that we have to go true this state by state.
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>> we really are hoping that the nation is watching and saying this is an outrage. this has to be addressed at a national level. >> this was a rollercoaster ride for you guys. >> very big rollercoaster ride. >> compare that feeling for today. >> it's totally exhilarating to be at the end of this very long saga. we feel a lot of strong, mixed emotions throughout the course of this journey. today most of those are happy emotions. >> look, you're from utah. >> yes. >> what are they saying back in utah? >> you know the governor actually put a pretty horrible post on his facebook page. you know, the typical demagoguery that we hear about people of faith are under attack. i want to say to him i'm a person of faith. it is my personal conviction that a-- >> are you mormon? >> that's a long question. >> but you are a person of faith.
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what are things people say. clearly this is a celebration but at the same time there are plenty of people in this country who feel just the way the governor does. >> that's right. >> how do you deal with that? how do you react to that? >> i would say especially after reading the opinion of justice scalia he openly mocks human intimacy and spiritual. it's apparent that opposition to equality is going to a chorus of comudgeon. >> to finally have closure to this issue. >> do you think its closure to this issue? you know there will be people who want to pass a constitutional amendment in the united states. there will be other people who will try to reverse this
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decision or come up with a law that changes it. aren't there other fights, too for gay marriage? >> there are. as we mentioned at the beginning of this one of the major issues is to illuminate the lives and harm of gay conversion therapy. it's important that gay youth are able to live long healthy lives to take advantage of this. >> what about workplace protection? that's another issue that many in the gay community have fought for and believe they are still at risk today. >> that's true. that's something that we've been talking about often. not falling into the thinking that now that we do have marriage equality. there are many issues including housing, public accommodation employment where gay people are--you can still be fired in utah for being gay, from your job. >> have you heard from family? >> thrilled, exuberance, they're looking forward to us going back
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to utah to celebrate with them. >> are you going to stay here for the celebration? >> we have been here the whole month. we're ready to go home. >> what do you expect to see when you get back to utah. are things going to be different for you? >> on december 20, 2003, when the ban on same-sex marriage was struck down there was a palpable feeling of equality and composure in the air on its streets. i expect that is going to be even deeper as we go back to utah. >> well, we're glad that you came to share this eventually with us. >> thank you. >> and we appreciate the time that you took over the many months to talk to us before. good luck to you. >> thank you. >> same-sex marriage is now legal in 21 countries around the world. portugal was the first to allow it in 2000. england, france and brazil made it legal in 2013. finland and ireland joined the united states in legalizing it
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this year. if has been legal in some juster jurisdictions in mexico since 2009. much more on the fight for same-sex marriage in the nation, in the world coming up the next hour. other big stories to tell you about. the world was rocked by series of unrelated attacks today that killed dozens of people. 37 people died when gunmen open fired at a resort in tunisia. dozens more were wound: >> on the sunny hot day this mediterranean resort where gunmen started shooting. his gun was hidden inside of a beach umbrella. he took his time targeting people at point blank range first on the beach and then around the swimming pool. some ran for their lives into the sea. others for the safety of their hotels. many of the injured were taken to hospital still wearing their swimming costumes. the victims are from a number of
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european countries. the resort is where tunisia's popular hotels. the minister of tourism has called this a catastrophe to the economy. the attacker was shot by police. there are reports that he was a young tunisian student. in march two to you to you knee two tunisians attacked. it has held free and fair elections. it's political process has been inclusive. religious and secular parties are in government together. but there are a minority of tunisians who want so-called islamic state here. thousands of young tunisians are fighting for armed groups abroad abroad. >> in tunisian we have a lot of
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tunisians that are fighting in libya. many are angry against the state and do not accept the tunisian state as democratic state and also pledged to wage jihad against the state. >> the government has called for unity and calm. it is under pressure now to react. tunisia's government has already stepped up security before this attack. now it's talking about more police and soldiers on the ground. but there are thousands of tourist spots and hotels around the country. many of them an easy target for someone intent on killing. al jazeera tunis. >> also in france a man was arrested for an attack.
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several alleged accomplice are now in custody including the man's wife. france has raised its security alert level to the highest level say spain raised its security level as well. and in kuwait a suicide-bomber blew himself up in a packed mosque. some 2,000 worshipers were praying when explosions ripped the place apart. 227 people were also wounded. it's the first-ever attack on a shia mosque in kuwait. mike lions retired army major so mike, give me your reaction to what you've seen today. >> this is classic isil with regard to how they want to spread their strategy. two things, they want to attack in random, unpredicted ways. they're taking credit for kuwait and tunisia. and then the second thing now it's going to force these
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governments to change their security posture. they're going to have to move things around. it was over 30 minutes before security responded to that attack in tunisia. that's unacceptable. >> we don't know if they're linked or if isil is taking advantage of the situation. that's what terror is all about. >> they're likely inspired by isil. if they were planned or funded by them, that will remain to be seen. but one individual with one ak-47 with that much damage he was able to do because of the lack of response from the security forces. >> so we're hitting summer months. vacation travel especially in europe and all over the world how do people react to this kind of news? >> i think first of all these other countries will increase their security postures. they have to look at that react time understanding there are going to be these targets.
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you heard the government. >> a couple of days ago i put out a thought while that said they wanted these attacks to happen. so it's ir irrespective. it will increase. >> if there, there is not some big plan it's frightening and terrifying for people who feel they might be in harm's way. >> yes, as people take vacation over the surgeon and they're going to have to be careful. this is the second time in tunisia in the last few months. there is potential that could take place in egypt.
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obviously in kuwait now. they've been exposed to it now. >> michael, it's good to see you. thank you. coming up on the broadcast major developments in the escape of two convicted killers from a new york prison. plus... ♪ amazing grace ♪ >> president obama's stirring eulogy for charlton's slain pastor.
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♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ ♪ that saved a wretch like me ♪
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president obama bringing the crowd to its feet at the funeral for reverend clementa pinckney. the president delivered the eulogy and remembered all nine church members who were gunned down. diane he iser estherbrook with more. >> the president delivered a very impassioned eulogy and touched on a couple of issues that deeply divide americans. >> there were hymns. [♪ singing ♪] and prayers. >> it is well. >> and when president obama took the stage he was met with thunderous applause.
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remembering the victims as people of praise and remembered reverend clemente pinckney as a man of duty. >> after a full day at the capitol he would climb in his car and head to the church to draw sustenance from his family. from his family, from his ministry. from the community that loved and needed him. there he would fortify his face. >> but the president mixed spirituality with politics calling for tighter gun laws. >> it would be a betrayal of everything that reverend pinckney stood for if we allowed ourselves to slip into a comfortable silence once again. once the eulogy have been delivered. once the tv cameras move on, to
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go back to business as usual. that's what we so often do. >> the president spoke to 5,000 mourners packed into the arena to pay tribute to pinckney and others who were gunned down at the emmanuel ame church. huge crowds endured 90-degree heat and waited a half mile to get inside. this ten-year-old and his grandmother and cousin once attended bible study with pinckney. they drove three hours to be here and then drove another three hours in line to pay their respects. >> what kind of lesson do you want him to pick up here today? >> well, we come as one unity love. >> if the people of charleston
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have been mourning in the past week after losing nine of their own, today the feeling was morsel bra tore. walking up and down the streets today the mood we encounter talking to people was one of hope and love. judy murphy and lily williams strangers bonded in line. >> you met a new friend here? >> yes. all of us. >> we're making it fun. >> for those who made it inside it was a moving joyful sometimes emotional experience. in the ends the president united mourners in song. ♪ amazing grace ♪ ♪ how sweet the sound ♪ >> there are still hundreds of people out in the streets
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tonight in front of emmanuel ame church paying their last respects. tonight again there is another memorial for cynthia hurd, one of the victims. and last night with reverend pinckney's wake, the line is down the street and around the corner. >> quite an amazing event to witness. thank you very much. up next more of our top story the historic supreme court decision declaring same-sex marriage a right what critics are saying and what happens next legally. plus... >> it's been four and a half years in the making that we are are--we're looking for protection for our children. today it came. >> tears of joy. a couple's long fight to get married now sanctioned in the highest court in the land.
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>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler. making history.
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the u.s. supreme court legalizes same-sex marriage. >> my generation we never thought this could happen. but it brings in the realization in the united states that lgbt people were here. >> celebration on one side. and from the other a vow to keep fighting. shot and killed in new york. one escaped prisoner reportedly dead. the others still on the run. we'll have the latest. it has been a busy news day. first the manhunt from the two prisoners. paul beben is here. >> a bloody ending. richard matt found in up state new york. he was shot and killed by a federal agent:.
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sweat is still on the run with police in hot pursuit. >> according to new york state police a man they believe is richard matt was killed we are investigators discovered dna eched where they discovered matt and david sweat had been. it came after police announced earlier friday the two may have been heading to canada. >> we developed evidence in our search area. this is the suspects may be headed towards canada. we cannot get into the specific of the evidence. that evidence is still being evaluate: but based on what we know at this point we have a high degree of confidence in our conclusion. >> the man haunt has spanned multiple states and canada involving hundreds of officers by land and air who scoured fields woods, barns and
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conducted door to door searches of homes. the two men managed to escape the clinton correctional facility by cutting through a brick wall and shimmying through a two-foot pipe. the men got help from joyce mitchell, who worked in the prison's tailor shop and supervised the inmates there. mitchell is accused of providing tools the menussed to break out. mitchell had also greed to be the get away driver for the two men but backed out at the last second. on wednesday gene palmer was charged with promoting contraband and tampering with evidence and official misconduct. he's accused of giving the men tools in exchange for paintings by matt. >> the police are closing in on david sweat in this remote and rugged area. it looks like this may also be
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over. >> now for the landmark decision. the court rolled that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide. justice anthony kennedy wrote: jurisdictions in many states that have had bans. just after the ruling was announced president obama made a powerful and moving statement in support of same-sex marriage. he said while this is a major victory there is still much work to be done. randall pinkston is in washington with more. they made that statement before leaving south carolina where he issued another powerful statement in the form of eulogy.
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>> president obama in somber tones welcomed the decision on same-sex marriage. >> this morning the supreme court recognized that the constitution guaranteed marriage equality. all americans are entitled to equal protection of the law. >> the president praiseed and pointed to his administration's efforts to end discrimination. >> this is why we defend the why we stopped the defense of marriage act. >> but the president did not reach that position quickly or easily. in 2008 when he was running in
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office he seemed to oppose same sex unions. >> i believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. >> but once elected he moved towards supporting gay rights using his executive authority in 2010 to repeal the u.s. military's don't ask/don't tell policy. >> no longer will tens of thousands of americans in uniform will be asked to live a lie. >> two years later it was vice president joe biden who was first to announce a significant turn in the administration. >> i'm absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women are entitled to all the civil rights and civil liberties. >> president obama told robin roberts that his views on same-sex marriage had evolved. >> at a turn point i concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and
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affirm that same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> white house communication director said that the president's change of heart on the issue reflects the nation's evolution. >> i think that the president and the vice president and many people in this country have been influenced by the voices and the bravery and the courage of many people who have tried to make the point that equality is the right move. >> and today it was clear the president had been watching and listening to that evolution. as the depth of his change of heart was reflected in his words. >> today we can say in no uncertain terms that we made our union a little more perfect. >> in his comments president obama said people should be treated equally regardless of who they love. let's take a look now outside the white house, which is bathed in the celebration of light the rainbow colors, a spokesman
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saying pride colors reflect the diversity of the lgbt community and marked a new chapter in the history of american civil rights. >> randall pinkston, thank you. across the south and midwest gay couples rushed to count clerk offices to get married. some were greeted with bottles of champagne. but others found the door closed. one judge stopped issuing all marriage licenses to avoid giving them to same sex couples. heidi zhou castro with how texans reacted. >> so this was great news for gay texans but their mood was nowhere echoed by the majority of leaders in this republican-held state as men others across the nation celebrate, a mood of diswe leave and disappointment among many
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leaders. condemning the supreme court ruling saying that the high court has abandoned its role as an impartial judicial arbiter. and has become an unelected nine-member of the legislation. >> the governor's office says that the order applies to any agency decision including the granting or denying of benefits. yet the governor spokesman said that the governor is not authorizing anyone to deny benefits to gay couples. the texas attorney general had been more direct before the ruling came down, urging clerks to wait for further direction before issuing marriage licenses. today he said that they get that
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guidance shortly. but none of that seemed to stop weddings from happening. thousands of gay couples filled texas' courthouses ignoring the condemnation of their state leaders. >> we don't necessarily need them to agree with us. we don't need them to sent us a wedding gift. all we want is equal protection under the law. >> who cares what they think. they're not going to get our vote. >> in houston some prominent church leaders voice their opinions. >> to rein in this out of role court. they made a bad interpretation. we'll not bow to the god of political correctness that seems to be dominating our court system today. >> in austin, dallas and large texas cities the law of the land is being observed despite objections from state leaders. >> so certainly there is a lot of tension here in texas john.
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and of the 254 counties in the state only about a handful covering those major cities issued marriage licenses today. that leaves the majority of these more rural counties still with their doors shut to gay couples. >> when are we going to find out--about what that's counts counties are going to do? >> sure, the state attorney general office said that they're working on that very question. a spokesperson for the attorney general's office told us it's a fine line that they're trying to walk where they up hold the new law of the land, but at the same time in her words, observe the religious freedoms of these clerks and justices of the peace who may not feel comfortable marrying same-sex couples. >> we'll turn to the birthplace of gay rights movement. roxana saberi is there. roxana?
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>> john, we've been here all day. early this morning at about 10:00 local time when the supreme court announced that it is legalizing same-sex marriages across the country there were just a few dozen people here. they cheered. they applauded, and now take a look at the crowd throughout the day people have been coming. there are hundreds and hundreds of people. [ cheering ] >> this is a taste of what we've been hearing all day. [ cheering ] >> we've been seeing people crying and celebrations all day long. there was a rally where a number of gay rights activist spoke.
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they said that this was a very long journey but they have a long way to go. the star of the show was edie windsor and her lawsuit in 2010 against the federal government ended up at the supreme court striking down the defense of marriage act two years ago today. that act defined marriage between a man and woman. it became a landmark victory on the path to legalizing same-sex marriage. this is what she had to say earlier at that rally. >> today i'm gay and today the world is gay. [ cheering ] >> once again i thank the supreme court for demonstrating that the constitution of this country holds and justice prevails. >> what does it feel like to be part of this historic day? >> thrilling. it couldn't be more thrilling. thrilling. i can't imagine. >> the reason why we're here at
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stone wall inn is that this is an iconic place for the gay rights movement. this was seen as the modern birthplace of the gay rights movement. this is where gay people could socialize. people inside decided not to --the police raided it, and the people decided not to leave. that sparked guy rights movement in the gay community. >> it's been a long slow process to get it. we used to be criminals. we could be arrested going into a place like the stone wall. now we can go anywhere. we can live anywhere and still have our government recognize us. that's very important.
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>> we've come so far. i don't think it will take too much longer. the military has us now where getting married in every state. it's an amazing thing. >> one of the people here celebrate something is brian silva. you'll help us make sense with what is happening. you've been working to get same-sex marriage legalized since 2008. how far have things come? >> tremendously far. our organization started 20 years ago when people would not utter the word marriage equality. when it was not what we're about, and something that we should not be striving for. it just goes to show that you have to start somewhere one foot in front of the other. people can marry the people they
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love. >> has it been mostly hard work? who else has changed. >> they're coming out and living their authentic successful. they're taking risks doing that. as people get to know us, they'll see that we have the same hopes dreams and fears and love as everybody else. when you see that you realize there is no reason that the lgbt people should be treated fairly and equally. >> yet there are still a lot of people who are going to be opposed to the supreme court decision saying that marriage should be traditional and this will threaten pro creation. what do you say to them? >> i think marriage has a lot of tradition. it has been a tradition of not allowing interracial people to marry. not allowing women to make choices. when you talk about tradition you say whose tradition? as far as americans believe the tradition is equality and fairness and justice. everybody should have the ability to live the american
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dreams, love the person they love and be able to make a life for them and their families. >> thank you brian silva his group will have a lot of work ahead of it, but people are celebrating throughout the night. this weekend is gay pride weekend. there will be a huge march with over 2 million people. we'll be reporting on that for you. >> stone wall was designated as a landmark in new york. roxana, thank you very much. >> that's right. >> today the supreme court ruling is a major victory for a lesbian michigan michigan couple. bisi onile-ere in ann arbor michigan. bisi? >> the celebration has been going on since this morning. it's been going on very strong. april and jane have been fighting this fight for years and their case played a very integral part in in the supreme
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court decision. [ cheering ] >> overcome with emotion reading the supreme court's ruling. this was the scene a few ours later after reality sank in. >> it's been a long, long hard road. spent four and a half years in the making. we're looking for protection for our children. and today it came. >> i'm truly honored to be one of the people to bring this home. >> their fight for the right to marry began in 2012.
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unable to jointly adapt their four children, the nurses from detroit first challenged the state's ban on gay unions. a measure michigan voters overwhelmingly approved in 2004. their case was heard by the supreme court. now free to marry they'll soon be legally recognized as a family. >> relief, joy happiness. >> i think there is a sense-- >> of justice. >> but also kind of a. >> that our family is going to be a whole family. >> and marriage equality also opens the door to a number of spousal benefits, including healthcare and social security. >> of what we have seen and red of the decision, it looks like this is going to be the catalyst
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for true equality here in the united states or at least that's what i hope for. >> celebrating a victory, they recognize that the battle for gay rights is not over yet. but they say that the supreme court ruling shows that they're making progress. bisi onile-ere al jazeera, ann arbor, michigan. >> just within the last eight ours we learn that dozens of same-sex couples have tied the nottingham foster. >> a group accused much a massacre, the americans who are trying to find for the islamic state. >> monitors of the syrian civil war say that isil killed 145 civilians in the town of kobane right on the border between syria and turkey. as news of that atrocity comes out we're taking a look at americans who are accused of supporting the islamic state by
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either traveling abroad to join the fight funding isil or plotting attacks here on u.s. soil. coming up in our next hour we'll put that story in con effect about what a new report says about these isil supporters in the u.s. who they really are and what they have in common. >> antonio we'll see you then. thank you. a day of history. the supreme court rules same-sex marriage a right. >> challenge the way you look at the world. >> talking about big subjects. >> telling human stories. >> rising waters taking their toll... we go to the threatened marshall islands... to talk to the peole affected most >> is there a plan?
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>> quite a picture in washington. the white house lit up in rainbow colors in honor of today today's supreme court ruling, you were here in the studio not long ago and we were talking about this. did you really think that it was going to happen? >> i told you that the country was moving forward. you didn't believe me. >> i believe you now. >> i have to tell new greenwich
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village in new york it's really a party. four years ago just in time for gay pride weekend same-sex marriage was approved in new york state. now we're going to be out looking for a husband. >> you are? >> well, no, i've had four years now, i still can't find anybody. >> well, i had a couple on who were married in utah. and then the court changed its mind and said that those marriages are not legal. and they've been waiting, a lot of people are have been waiting. in new york you can get married but in a lot of states you can't. >> it was approved in 36 states. some by state law others by federal. and now this is a ruling that is saying across the boards we have it all through the country. by the way, three of the court justices are women.
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i don't know, maybe they were lesbian. >> that's a joke. maybe not. >> whatever they are they're being objective. this is truly a momentous today. >> what does it mean? >> it means justice kennedy said that gay people are not trying to disrespect marriage at all. if anything they respect marriage so much that they want to enjoy the benefits for themselves. and he talked about the dignity and the pride and the equality that goes along with this. anyone who is holding on to traditional marriage. it's not just between man and woman any more, just like black people are no longer allowed to be property of white people. >> let me show you something that billy graham wrote on his facebook page.
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he said that the supreme court of the united states has ruled today that the same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. with all due respect to the court it did not define marriage and therefore it is fought entitled to redefine it. he went on to say i prayed god will spare america from his judgment throw by our actions as a nation we give him less and less reason to do so. >> the constitution guarantees equality to every citizen and that includes marriage. it was a squeaker of a vote. >> i love these people who had a direct pipeline to god who know who know that he or she would be against this. >> there are many states who are going to make it hard.
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they're going to make it difficult. in texas there were many people--there were public officials who tried to shut down this process. to all people who wanted to get married, i mean, you know, on a day when you're celebrating how tough is it to take that? >> i just have to laugh it off. these people have lost. they're obsolete. >> you're a funny guy. >> it makes me angry. they're in a losing team now. they can ching on to their hate and disrespect the law of the land, but they're on the way out. their way of thinking is yesterday's thinking. and just like there are people who are going to fight roe v. wade. there are going to be people who fight tradition marriage. i didn't know there was a lack of people in america and second of all gay people can have babies just like everyone else. the more you're against this now that it's official, the more you're screaming your own
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obsoleteness. >> thanks for watching. i'm john seigenthaler. the news continues with next with antonio mora.
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