The Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling today, rendering the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. Per the Court’s decision, existing gay marriages will now be legally recognized by the federal government, granting same-sex couples the legal benefits guaranteed in marriage for the first time. Here, we’ve rounded up the most heartfelt responses from the Twitter-verse on the ruling.
My moms have been together for over three decades and were married in NYC last year. Today, my country decided to recognize my family. — Hunter Walker (@hunterw) June 26, 2013
My kids woke up this morning in a country where their family is equal to all others. Great way to start the day! — Jim Kleverweis (@jimkleverweis) June 26, 2013
I am now happy to live in a state where people can marry whoever they love, get the same benefits, and be spied on by the NSA like equals. — Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) June 26, 2013
I am equal. Thank you, SCOTUS. — Michelle Hagopian (@hagopianm) June 26, 2013
A good friend of mine just called me. One sentence explains his mood: tears of joy #MarriageEquality — Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) June 26, 2013 https://twitter.com/PauleyP/status/349907765797453825
Even the Commander-In-Chief got in on the twitter action