Following the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in support of marriage equality on Friday, celebrations broke out across the country.
Immediately after the decision was announced, politicians, advocates, celebrities and influencers shared their excitement on social media.
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins— President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015
All marriages at their root are about love. In America, our laws now recognize that simple truth. #LoveWins today & we couldn't be prouder.— Vice President Biden (@VP) June 26, 2015
Throughout the day on Facebook, pro-LGBT hashtags were trending, including #LoveWins, #LoveIsLove, #MarriageEquality, #EqualityForAll and #SCOTUSMarriage.
#LoveWins was Twitter's top global trend throughout the day and there were over 10 million tweets about the Supreme Court decision that day alone.
Corporations joined in the celebration online as well.
As same-sex couples began to marry across the country, supporters gathered at the historic Stonewall Inn in New York. They were joined by LGBT icon Edie Windsor, the named plaintiff in the 2013 case that struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.
That same night, hundreds gathered in Washington, D.C., to see the White House lit up in rainbow colors.
America should be very proud. #LoveWinsPosted by The White House on Friday, June 26, 2015
Over the weekend, festivities continued at pride parades and festivals from New York to San Francisco. On Saturday, Jim Obergefell, a longtime HRC member and the named plaintiff in the Supreme Court case, celebrated pride in Cincinnati, Ohio. The very next day, Obergefell was the guest of honor at San Francisco's Pride Parade.
To see how the events unfolded on Friday, check out HRC’s live blog from decision day.