Justice

How America is Celebrating Marriage Equality

June 26th 2015

By:
Nicole Charky

Celebrations broke out across America Friday following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to rule in favor of same-sex marriage. The high court deemed marriage a constitutional right, striking down state-level bans on same-sex marriages and requiring all 50 states to issue marriage licenses.

Here are 10 powerful moments that capture the jubilation, raw emotion, and excitement over the historic decision.  

Couples were already running to marry early Friday.

Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the same-sex marriage case, spoke out after the court's decision and had a phone call with President Barack Obama.

 

Celebrities took to Twitter to thank the U.S. Supreme Court:

 

What's better than a supreme taco from Taco Bell? The Supreme Court of the United States. Thank you for making marriage...

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Kids celebrated their parents.

People got excited immediately.

Cities changed their looks.

 

The announcement was thrilling for many who fought for equal rights for years.

 
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