Presidential Candidates React: From 'Historic Victory' to 'I Will Not Acquiesce'

The Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage sparked a downpour of reactions from the 2016 field.

An activist flies a 'marriage pride flag' outside the U.S. Supreme Court January 9, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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For most Republicans, the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage is an opportunity to put to rest a divisive issue that threatens their party in the 2016 presidential election. As if dropping a hint to some members of his party, Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement "the Supreme Court has spoken with finality."

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