The vote was 5-4 and it means the law that keeps the federal government from recognizing same sex marriages is unconstitutional. In their decision the court wrote:
"The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity. By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute is in violation of the Fifth Amendment.”
The opinion was written by Justice Kennedy and was supported by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
Voting against the roiling were Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito.
The decision means Oklahoma must now recognize same-sex marriages from other states. That means the state will be forced to provide the same equal legal rights and benefits to same-sex couples as heterosexual couples that were married in other states.
It does not mean Oklahoma will have to begin allowing homosexual couples the right to be married.