The U.S. Supreme Court just announced a huge decision on the future of gay marriage in America
WASHINGTON, WILLEMSTAD - The Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay people now have the right to marry in all 50 states.
In a 5-4 decision, the court held that all states of the United States of America will be required to recognize marriages between couples of the same sex. At the time of the decision, bans were in existence in 14 states.
In a poll released before the decision, NBC News and The Wall Street Journal found that 57 percent of Americans believe same sex couples should be granted the constitutional right to wed.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority decision, and was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer and Elene Kagan.
Justices Clarence Thomas, Anthony Scalia, Samuel Alito and John Roberts dissented, with each releasing an opinion.
Meanwhile the Dutch parliament just passed a motion requesting the Dutch government to work on the legalization of same sex marriage in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom.
There is still fierce opposition from the politicians against same sex marriage with one of the MPs representing the ruling party, Pueblo Soberano, demanding a referendum to consult with the people of the island.
According to the Dutch MP, Andre Bosman, it is unfathomable to think that there are parts of the Dutch Kingdom that discriminate against the LGBT community.