In that moment, the President and Wilmore represented the irony that is being a Black man in America. Two Black men at the top of their games and careers, standing as the center of attention in the grand ballroom of the Washington Hilton, a hotel that 50 years ago, they would have never been able to stay in. Both of them the man of the hour. In front of this crowd full of people whose industries have done everything to tear them and people who look like them down, the media, the news, Hollywood. Two Black men that have defied odds and have been called every nigger, discriminated against and told they would never amount to anything because of the color of their skin. There is a connection there that only a select few can understand.
…nize those marriages performed elsewhere are undermined. See Tr. of Oral Arg. on Question 2, p. 44. The Court, in this decision, holds same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States. It follows that the Court also must hold — and it now does hold — that there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another State on the ground of its same-sex character.