Obama applauds gay marriage ruling

2013-06-26 21:53
A supporter of gay rights holds up a sign outside City Hall in San Francisco.

A supporter of gay rights holds up a sign outside City Hall in San Francisco. (Josh Edelson, AFP)

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Washington - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a law defining marriage as between a man and a woman - a major victory for supporters of gay marriage.

"The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts: when all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free," he said in a statement issued by the White House.

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