In a 5-4 decision on June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down states' same-sex marriage bans, making same-sex marriage legal in every state in the nation. According to Vox, there were only 37 states along with Washington, D.C. that allowed same-sex marriages before the ruling.
"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family." - Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
In anticipation of the decision, LGBT supporters crowded outside the Supreme Court, waving equality flags, holding signs that read, "Love for all," and—of course—cheering. There was even singing, thanks to the Gay Men's Chorus of Nellie's with their rendition of "Make Them Hear You." For those who wish they could be in Washington, D.C. for this momentous event or for those who wish to relive the celebrations, take a look at the many photos, tweets, and videos posted in rejoice of SCOTUS' decision below.
"@smahaskey: Supporters of #MarriageEquality erupt as #SCOTUS settles Obergefell v. Kasich pic.twitter.com/WOrN2Rcl95" loved to be in DC rn.— Mattie Wyndham (@mattieleila) June 26, 2015
Not everyday do you have the chance to experience such an historic moment. I was able to stand outside the Supreme Court this morning as equality was upheld with a 5-4 decision. This is monumental for those who grew up in a society that constantly said "you are less than others". Now, time for brunch.
Looks like #uber is celebrating #SCOTUS decision. Rainbow cars take on DC. pic.twitter.com/2t4pspAIjQ— Duncan McKenna (@DuncanMcKenna) June 26, 2015
It's a good day to be a wedding planner. #SCOTUS— Amy D. (@Amy_CA_DC) June 26, 2015
· The Supreme Court just legalized same-sex marriage across the US [Vox]