‘Precious moment for every American’: Same-sex couples may marry across US

Al Jazeera America
By Steve Friess
June 26, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse — the suburban Detroit couple at the center of one of the four cases that led the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to declare that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry — could barely speak.

Applause and cheers drowned them out, and their emotion muffled their voices and turned them into happy sobs.

“It really means everything to us,” said DeBoer, next to her fiancée, Jayne Rowse, and flanked by the local attorneys who filed the case in 2012 in defiance of some national gay activists who feared they would not win. “We’re going to be treated equally. We’re just ordinary people who want to be able to live our lives and secure our children.”

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