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The Supreme Court ruling that it is a constitutional right for same sex couples to marry.

Fox News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from the Supreme Court:

A 5-4 opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy says states are required by the Fourteenth Amendment to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples, writing in the opinion "there may be an initial implication in these cases to proceed with caution and await further legislation, litigation, and debate." 

And concludes ultimately that marriage is a right in the Fourteenth Amendment. No union, he writes, is more profound than marriage.

Dissents written by Chief Justice John Roberts and the other three Conservative Justices; Justice Scalia, Justice Alito and Justice Thomas also writing dissents but again, a 5-4 ruling here at the U.S. Supreme Court says the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.

The crowd celebrates outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The crowd celebrates outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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President Obama is calling the US Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage a victory for America.

Fox News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Speaking in the Rose Garden, President Obama said with the decision on same sex marriage from the High Court, our union has been made a little more perfect.

(President Obama) "When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free."

The President also acknowledged not everyone is happy with the ruling, and called on Americans to...

(President Obama) "Recognize different viewpoints revere our deep commitment to religious freedom."

President Obama said the ruling will strengthen all our communities by offering the dignity of marriage across the land.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.

Balloons spell out the word "love" over the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Balloons spell out the word "love" over the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Presidential candidates for 2016 are reacting to the Supreme Court's historic ruling on gay marriage as well.

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:

Hillary Clinton tweeted that she's proud to celebrate a historic victory for marriage equality, while Republican candidates are disappointed in the ruling. 

In a statement, Jeb Bush said, guided by his faith, he believes in traditional marriage.

Ben Carson called on Congress to make sure deeply held religious views are respected.

Mike Huckabee released a fiery statement, saying, quote: "I will not acquiesce to an imperial court".

Donald Trump tweeted 'Justice John Roberts let us down again'... apparently not realizing Roberts actually opposed the ruling.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.