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Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2015 (Part 2) in Obergefell v. Hodges
Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - April 28, 2015 (Part 1) in Obergefell v. Hodges
Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - April 28, 2015 (Part 2) in Obergefell v. Hodges

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 26, 2015 (Part 1) in Obergefell v. Hodges

Anthony M. Kennedy:

In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were, and it would misunderstand petitioners to say that they disrespect or diminish the idea of marriage in these cases.

Their plea is that they do respect it. They respect it so deeply they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves.

They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law and the Constitution grants them that right.

For these reasons and others set out in the opinion, the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.

The Chief Justice has filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Scalia and Thomas joins.

Justice Scalia has filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Thomas joins.

Justice Thomas has filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Scalia joins.

And Justice Alito has filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Scalia and Thomas join.