Obama: Justice arrives ‘like a thunderbolt’

ccd244e0-de50-4068-a2df-2a90fedc7a7dPresident Obama on Friday hailed a Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, saying justice has arrived “like a thunderbolt” for gay and lesbian couples. “They’ve reaffirmed that all Americans are entitled to the equal protection of the law, that all people should be treated equally,” Obama said in the Rose Garden.Obama said the ruling ends uncertainty for same-sex couples by ending the “patchwork” system of marriage laws in the United States.  “Sometimes there are days like this, when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt,” Obama said.  Obama opposed same-sex marriage when he was first elected president in 2008. He backed it before the 2012 election, saying his views had been “evolving” during his time in the White House. Read Article