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  • (reporter) A historic day here at the Supreme Court...

  • (triumphantly) Yes! Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!

  • Oh, so it's about this thing, about the gay rights.

  • Equality! One step closer.

  • (reporter) ...Justice Kennedy saying that the right to marriage

  • is a fundamental right.

  • It is!

  • You don't want to be afraid to love someone.

  • (reporter) ...same sex marriage is a nationwide constitutional right

  • and this is one of the greatest civil rights issues

  • - of our time and this-- - Yup.

  • So it's about gay marriage, right?

  • (reporter) ...have been hoping for for decades that they can get

  • married, no matter what state they live in,

  • and today that is what has happened here at the Supreme Court

  • with this ruling.

  • (choking up) It makes me so happy.

  • I'm confused.

  • You don't want to be afraid to love someone,

  • so this is a great thing.

  • (Obama) Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle:

  • - that we are all created equal. - Yes.

  • (Obama) That all people should be treated equally,

  • regardless of who they are or who they love.

  • It's a victory for gay and lesbian couples

  • who have fought so long for their basic civil rights.

  • I don't even know what to say.

  • (Obama) ...whose families will now be recognized as equal to any other.

  • Civil rights!

  • (Obama) Americans of goodwill continue to hold a wide range of views

  • on this issue.

  • The opposition, in some cases, has been based on

  • sincere and deeply held beliefs.

  • It's crazy that in ten years this is gonna be in history books.

  • (Obama) All of us who welcome today's news should be

  • mindful of that fact.

  • There's so much more work to be done

  • to extend the full promise of America to every American, but--

  • See, but I don't know if this is legal everywhere

  • or just in the United States.

  • (Obama) ...that we've made our union a little more perfect.

  • He's saying that it's good that they succeeded.

  • (Obama) It is a consequence of the countless small acts of courage

  • of millions of people, across decades,

  • who came out and slowly...

  • made an entire country realize

  • that love is love.

  • (light applause)

  • (Obama) America should be very proud.

  • Thank you.

  • It's sad to think that this wasn't legal before.

  • It's a right!

  • It's a right 'cause these people that the same gender

  • that really wanna marry each other can.

  • I thought I would be in my twenties or thirties

  • by the time that same sex marriage was legalized.

  • #LoveWins.

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  • (Finebros) Okay, so what just happened here in the United States?

  • Something about gay marriage.

  • That there was a voting

  • for gay marriage to be allowed everywhere.

  • They are now allowed in all of the states in America.

  • All 50 states, same sex marriage is legal.

  • (Finebros) What happened was the Supreme Court of the United States

  • made it the law that men can marry men if they want

  • and women can marry women if they want

  • in all of the 50 states,

  • when before only some of the states allowed that.

  • What do you think of that decision?

  • That's a strong decision.

  • I'm not saying it's a bad decision.

  • It's a good one.

  • Finally!

  • It's been so long.

  • I am so happy.

  • That's good.

  • Love means love, like he said.

  • It's good because people just wanna be who they wanna be

  • and now they can.

  • That is just one step closer

  • for us being able to accept homosexuality.

  • You can't discriminate against other people

  • just because they wanna marry somebody else.

  • If you're not able to marry someone that you love,

  • then what is the point?

  • Now a good decision.

  • Now people can have a very good, happy life

  • and love their people that they marry.

  • (Finebros) We talked to you about this once before,

  • about two years ago, about gay marriage.

  • - Do you remember? - (whispering) I was...

  • I was five that time, right?

  • (Finebros) Yeah, you were really little.

  • (whispering) Oh, yeah.

  • (Finebros) You felt like it maybe was a bad thing,

  • but do you still feel that way now?

  • Um... I was...

  • last time I was concerned that it was not good.

  • Now I'm in a higher grade. I read more books,

  • get more information about stuff.

  • I feel different now.

  • (Finebros) Okay, so how did you first find out about this, really?

  • On the news because that was just everywhere on the news.

  • I looked on my Instagram

  • and I saw everyone with the #LoveWins

  • and I was like, "Wait... wait."

  • Through my mom.

  • She woke me up.

  • My grandmother told me about it.

  • My dad and my mom, they told me about it.

  • "There's a new law that a boy and a boy

  • and a girl and a girl can get gay and get married

  • and I just want you to know

  • that it's okay to do now."

  • (Finebros) So we talked about this in an episode of Kids React before.

  • Yeah, like-- when was that? Two years ago?

  • (Finebros) And you also were not very aware of the idea

  • of people being gay back then.

  • No, not really.

  • (Finebros) Would you say that kids today are aware about

  • gay marriage and gay people more than they were

  • - a couple of years ago? - I think they should be.

  • I think we're more educated on that now.

  • It sometimes comes up on the playground sometimes.

  • I don't know.

  • Kinda, like, an awkward conversation starter?

  • "Hi, have you heard about gay and lesbian people?"

  • Kids, they don't really get to that subject that much.

  • They've never seen people who are gay.

  • It's not like you see it every day, but there's always people

  • that are making fun and people that support it.

  • (Finebros) And why was this not always legal?

  • What was the problem?

  • That's the part I don't get.

  • Even in the Constitution it says everybody should be treated equally.

  • Maybe because people get mad at things that are different.

  • Because it's all based on your religion.

  • One big reason, and this is always a reason in a lot of debates,

  • is religion.

  • I think most of it is religion based.

  • Not all of it.

  • Some people might just think it's wrong.

  • They probably thought it was odd and not right,

  • even though it is.

  • I mean, you're either born that way or you're not.

  • It's really sad because it's not like a choice.

  • (Finebros) So before this became legal,

  • it was up to the individual states to decide and one of the main arguments,

  • even the Supreme Court Justices who were against this say,

  • is that it's not the place of the government to force states

  • to make this a law.

  • I think it's a good system, but in cases like this

  • it shouldn't have worked out like that.

  • It's equal rights.

  • In certain times, they need to do this

  • because it's just right.

  • That's why we're called the United States of America.

  • I think that they're using that as an excuse.

  • "(disingenuously) Oh no! Our religion doesn't--

  • what we believe doesn't go into our politics"

  • but it completely does.

  • The bigger picture is that everyone should be equal

  • because that is something that America was founded on.

  • (Finebros) But supporters say that when it's in the Constitution

  • that everyone should be treated equally,

  • it's okay to force all the states to allow gay marriage.

  • - What do you think? - I'm not quite sure.

  • I don't know.

  • I think it's fine to force them.

  • If they're not forced, guess what?

  • They're all gonna say, "No, no, no."

  • (Finebros) So another big controversy with all of this is religion