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Gay, straight couples say 'I do' to Justice Kennedy's words

Emily Smith and Jillian Levine had already chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay couples nationwide have a right to marry. Within minutes of the June 26 ruling, Levine texted her fiancée a rainbow emoji and a question about their ceremony. "Are there any good quotes from this Supreme Court ruling that we could change the reading to?" wrote Levine, 30. "Yup, already saved it," Smith, 29, typed back, sending a screen shot from Facebook with words that had made her cry. It was the concluding paragraph of Justice Anthony Kennedy's 28-page majority opinion —...

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