Good morning everyone! Happy Friday, Happy Pride!
Many of us are starting off the weekend celebrating pride - but nothing can top the most incredible news this morning that the United States Supreme Court ruled IN FAVOR of marriage equality 5-4 today! That means all 50 states will soon offer marriage equality for all! Wow! What a historic day this is, what an incredible, momentous occasion!
Here's a roundup of the news coverage so far:
Marriage Equality lawyer and changemaker Mary Bonauto speaking to the crowd this morning.
"Not only are you a great example for many people but you brought about a lasting change for this country, I couldn't be more proud of you and your husband" - Obama on the phone to Jim Obergefell. (Click on the image above to watch the full video clip, via CNN).
President Obama's entire speech from the Rose Garden at the White House:
The best quote from Obama:
"The progress on this journey comes in small increments sometimes two steps forward one step back propelled by the persistent effort of dedicated citizens and then sometimes there are days like this when that slow steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt. This morning the supreme court recognized that the constitution guarantees marriage equality and in doing so they have reaffirmed that all Americans are entitled to the equal protection of the law. That all people should be treated equally regardless of who they are or who they love."
YouTube created a beautiful video with the hashtag #ProudtoLove - watch it here:
We'll post more later today when the news has time to catch up!
For now let's all celebrate safely and with those we love! Happy Pride everyone!