These states ratified same-sex marriage of their own free will:
The following states did not. In these, same-sex marriage was either illegal (up until Saturday’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling), or had been forcibly legalized by judicial edict:
Two of these states, California and Connecticut, later went on to “legalize” it after being forced to by judges. Make of that what you will.
Marriage in this country was pretty much a joke already, so in practical terms I doubt I care very much about this ruling. But I do care very much about the omnipresent tendency of judges to steamroll the republican process.
Meanwhile, a Republican Congress has granted fast-track authority to the President on trade agreements. This means ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is all but assured, and that means, pretty much, that the United States of America is no longer a sovereign nation. At least, not for now. I admit to still holding out some hope that The People of this once-great land will make their voices heard in a way which the plutocrats simply can’t ignore. But that’s going to be mighty hard if so many of the people insist on looking at the deer and saying, “My, what a lovely horse that is!”