(CBS SF) — The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution gives same-sex couples across the county an equal right to marry.
The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.
Gay rights supporters cheered, danced and wept outside the court when the decision was announced. Here in California, liberal politicians took to Twitter to celebrate the momentous news:
GAVIN NEWSOM: The day has finally come when loving couples can get married regardless of their sexual orientation. Thank you to the five justices.
KAMALA HARRIS: Let the wedding bells ring!
ED LEE: Now all loving same sex couples guaranteed the right to marry as everyone else across our country!
LORETTA SANCHEZ: I joyfully welcome this long overdue affirmation of same-sex couples’ love as true and legitimate
SAM LICCARDO: The Supreme Court has finally delivered on a long overdue obligation of our Constitution to the millions of our brothers and sisters …