In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples have the nationwide right to marry and states do not have the authority to take that right away.
Social media exploded as supporters of the decision took to Twitter.
— ✨Tory Maybe✨ (@ToryMaybe) June 26, 2015
Today's #MarriageEquaility decision also lands squarely on the side of human rights and liberty. And that is, truly, how love wins.
— C Davies-Mandel (@daviesmandel) June 26, 2015
— M▲Co (@BrylleMac) June 26, 2015
I love God, and I love gays. The two aren’t mutually exclusive. #MarriageEquaility
— Mary Dolan (@ContraryMary) June 26, 2015
One couple in Nebraska decided to mark the occasion with their own wedding.
— Alex Hoffman (@hoffman_alex) June 26, 2015
Celebrities also weighed in on the court’s decision.
— HUTCH (@hutchie100) June 26, 2015
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 26, 2015
Today is beautiful ????
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 26, 2015
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) June 26, 2015
President Obama, who has supported same sex marriage since 2012, also made his thoughts known.
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins
— President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 26, 2015
In his strangely worded dissent to the majority ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas compared the case to government allowed slavery and internment camps.
— The Onion (@TheOnion) June 26, 2015
And of course, not everyone was happy with the decision.
Marriage between a man and a woman was established by God, and no earthly court can alter that. http://t.co/1Kfw9l0KMG
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) June 26, 2015
Keep up with the Collegian as we cover tonight’s rally in Triangle Park by local supporters of the decision.