As of today, the Defense of Marriage Act (or DOMA) which
limits limited rights to heterosexual couples, and California's Proposition 8 which bans banned same-sex marriage are no more thanks to two long-awaited Supreme Court rulings.
For weeks, the Court met to announce their decisions, but these rulings finally came on the last day the justices were in session. As soon as the decision hit, the Internet burst into celebration (overwhelmingly so). Twitpics, infographics and status updates swarmed the Interwebz at about 10am ET today (June 26), when the announcement was made. Below are some of the the highlights!
+ Young people show up in large numbers at Supreme Court
+ Infographics paint picture of DOMA
+ The State of California celebrates Prop 8's defeat
— Jerry Brown (@JerryBrownGov) June 26, 2013
+ Californians start to plan for gay weddings?
Photo: (Facebook/Modern Family)
+ President Obama responds from Air Force One
+ Google being Google
+ We've come a long way...
+ ...And there's still a way to go.
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