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    Supreme Court Finally Ends Legal Uncertainty Over Same-Sex Marriage - Obama

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    US President Barack Obama said that US Supreme Court’s decision to recognize same-sex marriage throughout the country will end the problem of conflicting state laws and will gives certainty and dignity to gay couples.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The US Supreme Court’s decision to recognize same-sex marriage throughout the country will end the problem of conflicting state laws and will gives certainty and dignity to gay couples, US President Barack Obama said at the White House following the historic decision on Friday.

    “This decision will end the patchwork system we currently have, it will end the uncertainty hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples face from not knowing whether their marriage, legitimate in the eyes of one state, will remain if they decide to move or even visit another,” Obama said.

    The US president, long an advocate of gay rights, said the United States should be proud of the Supreme Court’s decision to grant equal rights to gay couples, which was the outcome of “countless small acts of courage.”

    Before Friday’s Supreme Court decision, 37 US states and the District of Columbia allowed gay marriage.

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