Note: This story was updated at 11 a.m.
There was a range of reactions in Oak Ridge and across the state this week after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision on Friday, June 26, that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. That decision made gay marriage legal in all 50 states.
Some said the decision made them proud to be Americans, while others worried about whether the country is straying from biblical values.
Melanie Heiberg and others celebrated the decision at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church last Friday. Heiberg said she was raised by two dads—her father and his partner—when she was in high school.
“This is about equality,” Helberg said. “Everyone is as important as the next person.” [Read more…]