Same-sex marriage by the numbers: Breakdown of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Janelle Ebone puts her arm around her partner Christine as she shows off their marriage license at the Travis County on June 26, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (AP)

Same-sex marriage was made a constitutional right for all U.S. citizens in a landmark 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday.

The ruling was made official in a 5-4 vote by the U.S. Supreme Court.


Prior to the ruling, same sex marriage had been legal in 37 states. The states in red are where same-sex marriage will now be legal.



Same-sex marriage supporters across the United States expressed their joy in reaction to the ruling.

PHOTOS: Reactions to U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage


President Obama addressed the ruling in a press conference on Friday, calling the ruling a "victory for America."


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