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Marriage Equality: A day in social media

Credit - Barack Obama / Twitter
Credit – Barack Obama / Twitter

It was an intense, emotional day for many gay Americans, as the Supreme Court finally confirmed what we’ve known for a long time: same-sex marriage is real and necessary. And now, it’s legal — in all 50 states.

Social media exploded in celebration, as thousands of LGBT Americans and their allies took to Twitter and other outlets to share their reactions to the historic ruling. From securing marriage licenses to shutting down homophobes, here’s a day on Twitter in the wake of marriage equality.

Jim Obergefell reacts to his historic case, stating “Our love is equal”

There were flags, people and lots of celebrating on the steps of the Supreme Court

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, sang the national anthem — and the crowd loved it

The ACLU shared the moment they learned the decision, and it’s unsurprisingly joyous

At New York’s historic Stonewall Inn, celebrations started early (it was 5 o’clock somewhere…)

Around the nation, eager couples reacted to the decision by flocking to get their marriage licenses. Applications were hastily reprinted to reflect the Supreme Court’s decision

Many couples were eager to be first to get their new marriage license

Families celebrated as their loved ones could finally wed

Many couples, who have waited years for this moment, couldn’t wait to finally tie the knot

Which produced more than a few tears for some

And incredulous moments for others (who ever thought we’d see same-sex marriage in Mississippi?)

This Texas couple had waited decades for their moment

And the media were eager to celebrate with them

This newlywed couple were still coming to terms with everything

And though some sought to disrupt the moment with horrifically offensive words

They were quickly shut down by a nation that had no time for their shit on such a joyous day

Finally, President Obama offered a few words to sum up a such a momentous occasion

And then reaffirmed it once more

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