Supreme Court gay marriage decision photos: Joyous celebrations around the United States.

How We Celebrated the Gay Marriage Decision (Photos)

How We Celebrated the Gay Marriage Decision (Photos)

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June 26 2015 12:20 PM

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Photos of people celebrating the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision.

On Friday the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, making marriage equality the law of the land. People outside the court celebrated with smiles, tears, flags, and joy. We’ve gathered photos of their merrymaking below.

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Same-sex marriage supporters rejoiced after the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional on June 26, 2015, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

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The crowd outside the Supreme Court when the ruling came down held placards and banners aloft.

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Smiles and hugs were plentiful—as were cellphones.

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With the ruling, same-sex marriage will become legal in all 50 states.

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People ran under a giant equality flag as they celebrated outside the court.

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Some in the crowd were exultant.

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Others were all smiles.

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Gay pride flags waved over the crowd.

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