See how people around the country are celebrating the landmark legalization of gay marriage

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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