Today marks a historic victory for marriage equality and we at NJDC greatly celebrate this Supreme Court decision. In a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down federal bans to same-sex marriage, confirming that the 14th Amendment requires states to license and recognize marriage between two people of the same sex. We rejoice in this historic day, and reflect on the significant place human rights has in our Jewish values.
We're kvelling today as the U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold King v. Burwell, leaving the Affordable Care Act unchanged. In a vote 6-3, the Court overall ruled in favor of the Obama administration and millions of Americans who are no longer in danger of losing financial assistance for their healthcare coverage.