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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide, in the Rose Garden of the White House, on June 26, 2015 in Washington, D.C. On Friday, President Obama is traveling to Charleston, South Carolina to deliver the eulogy at the funeral service for Rev. Clementa Pinckney. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide, in the Rose Garden of the White House, on June 26, 2015 in Washington, D.C. On Friday, President Obama is traveling to Charleston, South Carolina to deliver the eulogy at the funeral service for Rev. Clementa Pinckney. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's ruling giving same-sex couples the right to marry nationwide represents a day when justice "arrives like a thunderbolt."

The president, in a Rose Garden statement, said the court ruling has "made our union a little more perfect."

It was not until 2012 that Obama announced his own support for gay marriage. Now, he says, the court ruling will end the patchwork of laws on marriage across the country and the uncertainty that they create for same-sex couples.

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This segment aired on June 26, 2015.

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