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State-by-state reactions to the gay marriage ruling

The crowd celebrates outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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The crowd celebrated outside of the Supreme Court in Washington Friday after justices declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US.

After decades of litigation, the Supreme Court ruled Friday to allow same-sex couples to marry anywhere in the United States. Same-sex couples already could marry in 36 states, but the 5-4 ruling extended that right across the nation.

Take a look at reactions across the nation, now united in marriage equality. This list will be updated as scenes unfold throughout the day.

Alabama

Jessica Dent, left, and Tori Sisson embrace outside the Montgomery County Probate Office celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States on Friday, June 26, 2015 in Montgomery, Ala. 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. (Julie Bennett/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
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Jessica Dent, left, and Tori Sisson embraced outside the Montgomery County Probate Office.

Arizona

Married couple Irene Estrada, obscured at rear right, and Michelle McLoughlin, left, squeeze in with son, Logan McLoughlin, 11, for a selfie in front of a rainbow flag as they celebrate after the Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, in Tucson, Friday, June 26, 2015. (Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star via AP) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; PAC-12 OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; GREEN VALLEY NEWS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
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Married couple Irene Estrada and Michelle McLoughlin (left) squeezed in for a selfie with son, Logan McLoughlin, 11, in Tucson.

Arkansas

Tony Chiaro, left, and Earnie Matheson, right, embrace after exchanging vows in the first same sex marriage performed in Pulaski County, Ark. following a ruling by the US Supreme Court that struck down bans on same sex marriage nation wide, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Brian Chilson)
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Tony Chiaro, left, and Earnie Matheson, right, embraced after exchanging vows in the first same sex marriage performed in in Little Rock, Ark.

California

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 26: Same-sex marriage supporters hold pride flags next to an altered street sign that reads "case closed!' while celebrating the U.S Supreme Court ruling regarding same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Same-sex marriage supporters hold pride flags next to an altered street sign that reads, "Case closed!” while celebrating the ruling in San Francisco.

Connecticut

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, right, is greeted by the master of ceremonies, "Mucho Mucho Pleasure," aka Dr. Richard Stillson, in Hartford, Conn. on Friday, June 26, 2015 as hundreds gathered on the lawn of The Old State House for the Hartford Capital City Pride Rally in Hartford, Conn. on Friday, June 26, 2015. This was the site of the first, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual and Transgender Pride celebration in the state 33 years ago. Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizes gay marriage nationwide. (Stephen Dunn/The Hartford Courant via AP)
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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, right, is greeted by the master of ceremonies, "Mucho Mucho Pleasure," Richard Stillson, in Hartford, Conn. as hundreds gathered on the lawn of The Old State House for the Hartford Capital City Pride Rally. This was the site of the first LGBT Pride celebration in the state 33 years ago.

Washington, D.C.

People take photos of the White House lightened in the rainbow colors in Washington on June 26. 2015. The US Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay marriage is a nationwide right, a landmark decision in one of the most keenly awaited announcements in decades and sparking scenes of jubilation. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOVMLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images
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People took photos of the White House lit up rainbow colors in Washington as dusk fell.

Florida

Ashleigh Moreno stands with Ben Dubroc and 1-year-old Corbin during a rally to celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Panama City, Fla. on June 26 near the Hathaway bridge in Panama City, Fla.(Patti Blake/News Herald via AP)
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Ashleigh Moreno stands with Ben Dubroc and 1-year-old Corbin during a rally in near the Hathaway bridge in Panama City, Fla.

Georgia

Emma Foulkes, left, and Petrina Bloodworth hold hands and show their wedding rings after being married at the Foulton County Courthouse Friday, June 26, 2015, in Atlanta. A court in Atlanta has started marrying gay couples after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage. Fulton County Probate Court Clerk James Brock says three gay couples have received marriage licenses. Georgia was one of 14 states where a ban on same-sex marriage existed. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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Emma Foulkes, left, and Petrina Bloodworth held hands and showed their wedding rings after being married at the Foulton County Courthouse in Atlanta.

Illinois

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles members dance in celebration of same-sex marriage rights Friday, June 26, 2015, in Chicago. Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles members played and danced in Chicago.

Indiana

Scott Spychala waves a rainbow flag outside the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, Friday, June 26, 2015 after the U.S. Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US. 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. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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Scott Spychala waved a rainbow flag outside the statehouse in Indianapolis.

Iowa

Lindsey Clark, left, and her wife, Joanne Abbas, carry their children, 4-year-old Miles and 2-year-old Thea, as they gather with community members on the pedestrian mall in Iowa City, Ia., to celebrate the United States Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage on Friday, June 26, 2015. (David Scrivner/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP) NO SALES
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Lindsey Clark, left, and her wife, Joanne Abbas, carried their children, Miles, 4, and Thea, 2, as they gathered with community members on the pedestrian mall in Iowa City, Ia., to celebrate the Supreme Court's decision.

Kansas

Kansas Rep. John Carmichael, D-Wichita, tells a crowd of LGBT supporters that their fight is not over during an LGBT rally on Friday, June 26, 2015, at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The Supreme Court's decision extends the right to marry to same-sex couples nationwide. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
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Kansas Rep. John Carmichael tells a crowd of LGBT supporters that their fight is not over during rally at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.

Kentucky

Tim Love, center, holds up the first same sex marriage licence issued in Jefferson County Kentucky as his partner Larry Ysunza, center right, looks on at the Jefferson County Clerks Office Friday, June 26, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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Tim Love held up the first same sex marriage license issued in Jefferson County, Ky., with his partner, Larry Ysunza, center right.

Louisiana

Still waiting to hear if they can get their marriage license, Michael Robinson and his partner of 14 years, Earl Benjamin, right, hold hands in New Orleans on Friday, June 26, 2015. Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration said gay marriage currently will not be offered or recognized in Louisiana despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling saying same-sex couples should have access to marriage in all 50 states. "Current state law is still in effect until the courts order us otherwise," said Mike Reed, Jindal's spokesman in the governor's office. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
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Still waiting to hear if they can get their marriage license, Michael Robinson and his partner of 14 years, Earl Benjamin, right, hold hands in New Orleans. Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration said gay marriage currently will not be offered or recognized in Louisiana despite the ruling. "Current state law is still in effect until the courts order us otherwise," said Mike Reed, Jindal's spokesman in the governor's office.

Massachusetts

Boston, MA - 06/26/15 - Liz Nania, cq, at left and Sandy Bailey, cq, at right, of Roslindale celebrate with a kiss and a dance on the State House steps during a rally this evening. The two are celebrating their one year wedding anniversary. Gay rights advocates and political leaders hailed Friday's US Supreme Court decision approving a national right to same-sex marriage as a historic civil rights victory that was built on Massachusetts' groundbreaking ruling more than a decade ago. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Metro, Reporter: Milton Valencia, Topic: 27localreaction, LOID: 8.1.1718363432.
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Liz Nania (left) and Sandy Bailey of Roslindale celebrated the ruling and their one-year wedding anniversary with a kiss and a dance at an evening rally on the Mass. State House steps.

Michigan

Ann Sorrell, 78, left, and Marge Eide, 77, of Ann Arbor, a couple for 43 years, embrace after exchanging vows in Ann Arbor, Mich., following a ruling by the US Supreme Court that struck down bans on same sex marriage nation wide Friday, June 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Ann Sorrell, 78, left, and Marge Eide, 77, of Ann Arbor, a couple for 43 years, embraced after exchanging vows in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Mississippi

Couples Duane Smith, 40, left, and Knol Aust, 39, of Jackson, Miss., greet couple Laurin Locke, 24, second from right and her partner Tiffany Brosh, 26, of Pearl, Miss., as they wait to apply for marriage licenses at the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson, Miss., Friday, June 26, 2015, moments of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalizes gay marriage nationwide. The couples were the first two to apply. However, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says same-sex marriages cannot take place immediately in the state, and Hood, a Democrat, said a federal appeals court in New Orleans must first lift a hold on a gay-marriage court case from Mississippi. He said he doesn't know how long that could take. And so the licenses are currently on hold. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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The first two couples to apply for marriage licenses at the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson, Miss., shook hands. Duane Smith, and Knol Aust, left, greeted Laurin Locke and her partner, Tiffany Brosh, as they waited.

Missouri

From left, Laura Zinszer and Angela Boyle kiss after receiving their marriage license after the Supreme Courts ruling that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Recorder of Deeds office at the Boone County Government Center in Columbia, Mo. Zinszer and Boyle are Boone County's first same-sex couple to receive their marriage license. Missouri was one of the states affected by Friday's ruling. (Nick Schnelle/The Columbia Daily Tribune via AP)
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Laura Zinszer (left) and Angela Boyle kissed after receiving their marriage license at the Recorder of Deeds office at the Boone County Government Center in Columbia, Mo. They were the county’s first same-sex couple to receive their marriage license.

Nebraska

Sally Waters, left, kisses her wife Susan Waters with their daughter Jade between them, Friday, June 26, 2015, following a news conference to mark the Supreme Court's declaration that sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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Sally Waters, left, kissed her wife, Susan Waters, with their daughter Jade between them, following a news conference to mark the Supreme Court's declaration.

New Mexico

Friends Peter Gregware and Mary Prentice high-five during a party at Hotel Encanto's Azul Ultralounge in Las Cruces, N.M., celebrating after the Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. (Jett Loe/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP)
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Friends Peter Gregware and Mary Prentice high-five during a party at Hotel Encanto's Azul Ultralounge in Las Cruces, N.M.

New York

Justin Kattler and Tim Loecker from Dallas, Texas celebrate outside the Stonewall Tavern in the West Village in New York on June 26, 2015. The US Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay marriage is a nationwide right, a landmark decision in one of the most keenly awaited announcements in decades and sparking scenes of jubilation. The nation's highest court, in a narrow 5-4 decision, said the US Constitution requires all states to carry out and recognize marriage between people of the same sex. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
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Justin Kattler and Tim Loecker from Dallas celebrated outside the Stonewall Inn, a gay tavern and bar in the West Village in New York. New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission recently granted the location landmark status because of its signifance in the gay rights movement.

North Dakota

The Rev. Grace Murray, pastor at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Fargo, N.D., made herself available to preside at any same-sex couple wedding the same day as they purchased a marriage license at the Cass Country Courthouse in Fargo following the U.S, Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage June 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy)
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The Rev. Grace Murray made herself available to preside at any same-sex couple‘s wedding the same day as they purchased a marriage license at the Cass Country Courthouse in Fargo.

Ohio

Ethan Fletcher, left, and Andrew Hickam fill out their marriage paperwork at Hamilton County Probate Court, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Cincinnati, after the Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Ohio was one of 14 states enforcing a ban on same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Ethan Fletcher, left, and Andrew Hickam filled out their marriage paperwork at Hamilton County Probate Court in Cincinnati. Ohio was one of 14 states that had banned same-sex marriage.

Pennsylvania

Tina Czarnecki-Smith, left, and Kathy Czarnecki-Smith, right, both of Erie, Pa., and their dog Daphne attend the Northwest Pennsylvania Pride Alliance rally at the Erie County Courthouse in Erie, Pa., to celebrate after the Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. The couple married three years ago in New York. (Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT
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Tina Czarnecki-Smith, Kathy Czarnecki-Smith (right) attended the Northwest Pennsylvania Pride Alliance rally at the Erie County Courthouse with their dog, Daphne. The couple married three years ago in New York.

South Dakota

Kate Widmer, left, and Rebecca Thompson cheer during a local celebration in honor of the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states on Friday, June 26, 2015, in downtown Sioux Falls, S.D. (Jay Pickthorn/The Argus Leader via AP) NO SALES
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Kate Widmer, left, and Rebecca Thompson cheered during a local celebration in downtown Sioux Falls.

Tennessee

Sophy Jesty, center, and Valeria Tanco, right, who were plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that guarantees a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage, celebrate with their attorney Regina Lambert at University of Tennessee College of Law Friday, June 26, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
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Sophy Jesty, center, and Valeria Tanco, right, who were plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that guarantees a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage, celebrate with their attorney Regina Lambert at University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville.

Texas

epa04820375 Eighty two year old George Harris (L) and eighty five year old Jack Evans (R) get married at court house after fifty four years together in Dallas, Texas, USA, 26 June 2015. The Supreme Court made same sex marriage legal in all of the United States. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH
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George Harris, 82, (left) and Jack Evans, 85, got married at a courthouse in Dallas after 54 years together.

Utah

Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, smiles and holds his fists up in celebration during a news conference to respond to Supreme Court marriage equality decision Friday, June 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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Senator Jim Dabakis of Utah, who was a founder of Equality Utah and the Utah Pride Center, held his fists up in celebration during a news conference to respond to Supreme Court marriage equality decision.

Virginia

Cole Werkheiser of Virginia Beach holds a gay pride flag in the lobby of the Slover Library in Norfolk, Va., Friday morning, June 26, 2015, as he and about 50 others gathered to celebrate after the U.S. Supreme court declared that same-sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the United States. (Bill Tiernan (/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) MAGS OUT
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Cole Werkheiser of Virginia Beach held a gay pride flag in the lobby of the Slover Library in Norfolk, Va., as he and about 50 others celebrated.

Wisconsin

Emanuel Fonseca, of Madison, marched with his husband David Crowcroft, right, during the rally in Madison, Wis., Friday, June 26, 2015. They were married last year on June 6, the first day marriage was legal in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps)
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Emanuel Fonseca marched with his husband David Crowcroft (right) during a rally in Madison, Wis. They were married last year on June 6, the first day marriage was legal in Wisconsin.