Over the past two decades, the U.S. has experienced a tremendous sea change on the stance of same-sex marriage.

With the Supreme Court's ruling last week requiring all states to perform and recognize same-sex marriages, same-sex married couples are no longer "consigned to an instability many opposite-sex couples would deem intolerable in their own lives," as Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote. The decision provides security and stability to same-sex married couples irrespective of state of residency or state of travel. In addition, same-sex married couples can no longer be "denied the constellation of benefits that the states have linked to marriage."

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