Songs of the Week: SCOTUS 5-4 EDITION

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The Supreme Court of the United States had a big day today, and because five is greater than four, states can no longer ban gay marriage. Nationwide. The author of the majority opinion was Justice Anthony Kennedy. And his conclusion is one for the ages.

Jagged Edge, “Let’s Get Married”

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family.”

Lionel Richie and Diana Ross, “Endless Love”

“In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

Al Green, “Let’s Stay Together (Live)”

“As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death.”

Luther Vandross, “Wait for Love (Live)”

“It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage.”

L.T.D., “We Both Deserve Each Other’s Love”

“Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves.

Sly & the Family Stone, “Everyday People (Live)”

“Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions.”

Christina Aguilera, “Beautiful”

“They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law.”

Donny Hathaway, “Someday We’ll All Be Free”

“The Constitution grants them that right.”

Curtis Mayfield, “We’re a Winner (Live)”

“The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. ”

Roscoe Dash ft. Soulja Boy Tell ’Em, “All the Way Turnt Up”

It is so ordered.”

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Rembert Browne is a staff writer for Grantland.

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