17 Reasons Why People Are Celebrating Marriage Equality In West Hollywood
Now that the Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act’s recognition, and effectively put an end to California's Proposition 8 marriage amendment, some in California are starting to celebrate.
1."I'm just so thrilled that I lived to experience this, and I get to share it with the love of my life."
2."It's so much better to spread the love rather than the hate."
3."I fought for Stonewall back in 1967... so this is a historic day, and a very wonderful day."
4."Our kids can finally have married parents."
5."We're moving forward with equality, not just with gays but for humankind in general."
6."In 25 days time we'll be able to return to doing legal ceremonies both for same gender and opposite gender couples, and we're just so excited about that news."
7."We are ecstatic for ourselves and also for this historic day across America."
8."I don't have to move to another state, marriage is legal!"
9."My dad recently said that there would be a day when gay marriage wasn't an issue, and this day finally showed up."
10."We've fought so hard for so long, just for a human right to be voted on."
11."It's a great day for same-sex couples in America."
12."My partner and I of 35 years can finally get married, we've tentatively set a date for September. So, for my 70th birthday in September, we will get married."
13."I was someone who was on the front lines of trying to take Prop 8 away. I was marching, holding signs, and knocking on doors... It was a lot of pain and struggle, so it's a very special victory for me, because I fought really hard."
14."It's exciting, because this country, while we are constantly having so many struggles, shows us that there are still times and moments when people stand up and say this is what's right."
15."It's awesome, we can get married one day. We wanted to celebrate being together for four years."
16."We thought it would be a nice time to celebrate."
17."I've been excited about this moment forever, and it felt like it was never going to come."