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Washington, D.C. Celebrates After Same-Sex Marriage Decision

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History, made.

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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.

Marriage equality comes to the U.S.! #lovecantwait

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#lovewins #scotus

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#lovewins #scotus

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So great in every possible way

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Congratulations LGBTQ folks everywhere!#MarriageEquality , #standwithMary , #GLADLAW

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Crying -which I realize is grossly unprofessional -but don't care

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Be you

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· The Supreme Court just legalized same-sex marriage across the US [Vox]