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.
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Jessica Dent, left, and Tori Sisson embraced outside the Montgomery County Probate Office.
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Married couple Irene Estrada and Michelle McLoughlin (left) squeezed in for a selfie with son, Logan McLoughlin, 11, in Tucson.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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People took photos of the White House lit up rainbow colors in Washington as dusk fell.
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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.
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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.
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Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles members played and danced in Chicago.
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Scott Spychala waved a rainbow flag outside the statehouse in Indianapolis.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Kate Widmer, left, and Rebecca Thompson cheered during a local celebration in downtown Sioux Falls.
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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.
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George Harris, 82, (left) and Jack Evans, 85, got married at a courthouse in Dallas after 54 years together.
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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.
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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.
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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.