Same-sex marriage: Read the U.S. Supreme Court ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court narrowly voted to affirm the legality of same-sex marriage across the country on Friday, declaring state bans on gay marriage unconstitutional in a historic 5-4 decision. Read the full ruling here.

Same-sex couples entitled to right to wed in all 50 states after landmark 5-4 decision

Same-sex marriage supporters take to the streets of the nation's capital to express their joy with Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

The U.S. Supreme Court made a historic ruling on Friday, granting same-sex couples the right to legally marry in any state. 

The highest court in the country ruled state bans on gay marriage are unconstitutional. Justices sided 5-4 in favour of the landmark motion.

Same-sex marriage was already legal in 37 states along with the District of Columbia. Friday's ruling means all states must recognize same-sex marriages regardless of laws banning the practice. 

Here is the official ruling from the Supreme Court:

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