5 Things to Talk About Today

Sacha Strebe

In a groundbreaking move the Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that marriage equality is the law in all 50 states of the United States. Now any couple, no matter where they live, will be able to make their union legally official. We teared up a little at Justice Anthony Kennedy's beautiful passage to close the court case, "No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family." — Bustle

Mexico and Indonesia will displace Russia and Italy among the top 10 economies in just 35 years' time. The heavily populated nation will overtake the U.S. as early as 2026. The huge economic power of China and India will see them take a greater role in global issues such as climate change, international security and global economic governance. — Bloomberg

Emilia Clarke defends the violence against women in Game of Thrones. It's been a topic of discussion in the office lately, the extreme cases of injustice to all of the female characters on the popular HBO show. But the Mother of Dragons responded to criticism recently agreeing it's a "shocking show" but that as an actor you "relish those dark moments". "I think the thing that’s important to remember is that sadly, first and foremost, it’s a story that we’re telling that is make-believe—that is based in a fantastical world." — Entertainment Weekly

Disney is banning selfie sticks from its theme parks after a passenger used one mid-roller coaster ride. Under a new policy, the poles won’t even make it past the bag check. So if you're a big fan of the self-admiration stick, then you probably shouldn't take it with you or you'll be forced to either hand it over, pick it up later, or store it in your car. — Orlando Sentinel

A new bill approved by the State Assembly will see all schoolchildren in California vaccinated. The measure even exempts requests for personal or religious reasons. The number of unvaccinated children in California has been rising causing dangerously low levels of immunity in certain pockets of the State. The bill has certainly been one of the most devisive and emotional debates, with hundreds of families on either side voicing their concerns. — New York Times

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