After the Supreme Court’s landmark 5-4 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide Friday, people everywhere had a major reason to celebrate.
Justice Anthony Kennedy issued the 5-4 ruling, finding that the Fourteenth Amendment — which guarantees “equal protection under the law” and the right to “due process of law” — requires a state to licence a marriage between two people of the same sex.
Festivities across the country started just moments after the ruling. Take a look at how people celebrated the victory from Washington DC to San Francisco.
Outside the Supreme Court, crowds cheered and hugged one another.
The Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) offices in Boston were overjoyed at the decision.
Much of Boston shares the same spirit.
Lots of excitement at The Huffington Post in New York.
… and at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, considered the starting place of the modern gay liberation movement, a crowd had just started to filter in.
And out on the West Coast, pride is in the air – this is in San Francisco.
The good news reached Atlanta, too.
The rainbow flag promptly went up at the city hall in Chicago.
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