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Supreme Court Justice: ‘The US is ready for same-sex marriage’

By Josh Haggis

A US Supreme Court Justice has argued that the US is ready for same-sex marriage.

Following a wave of same-sex marriages bans being struck down last year, the Supreme Court justices are set to hear cases from four different states – Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee – later this year.

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In an interview with Bloomsberg, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said that she believes American’s are finally beginning to realise that gay people are just like them.

“In recent years people have said, ‘This is the way I am.’ And others looked around, and we discovered it’s our next-door neighbor – we’re very fond of them,” she said.

“Or it’s our child’s best friend, or even our child. I think that as more and more people came out and said that ‘This is who I am,’ the rest of us recognized that they are one of us,” added Ginsburg.

Same-sex marriage is currently legal in 36 out of 50 states in the US.

Meanwhile, a Florida policeman married his partner in full uniform this month to celebrate Florida legalising gay marriage – find out more here.

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