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U.S. reacts to same-sex marriage ruling

Updated 9:48 PM ET, Fri June 26, 2015
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The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, June 26. The court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, handing gay rights advocates their biggest victory yet. Evan Vucci/AP
Ariel Olah, left, and her fiancee, Katie Boatman, are overcome by emotion outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Friday, June 26. Jacquelyn Martin/AP
People wave a giant equality flag as they celebrate outside the Supreme Court on June 26. MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images
James Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the case brought before the Supreme Court, listens to a phone call from President Barack Obama after the landmark decision on June 26. Kevin Wolf/AP for Human Rights Campaign
Same-sex marriage activists and supporters rejoice in Washington after the ruling. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Eric Braman, left, and Kris Katkus were the first to register for a marriage license in Kalamazoo, Michigan, after the Supreme Court ruling. Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette/MLive.com/Landov
After the ruling, there were cheers outside City Hall in San Francisco. Jeff Chiu / AP
Chris Svoboda, president of the Virginia Equality Bar Association, raises her arms in victory on the steps of the Supreme Court on June 26. Jacquelyn Martin/AP
Jaque Roberts, left, and her partner of 31 years, Carmelita Cabello, arrive at the Travis County building in Austin, Texas, for a marriage license on June 26. Eric Gay/AP
Doug Mest, left, and Mark Pelekakis kiss outside the Stonewall Inn in New York, the site of the 1969 Stonewall riots and an iconic bar in the LGBT community. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Laura Zinszer, left, and Angela Boyle kiss after receiving their marriage license June 26 in Columbia, Missouri. They were Boone County's first same-sex couple to receive their marriage license. Nick Schnelle/The Columbia Daily Tribune/AP
A group of same-sex marriage advocates film a video selfie in front of the Supreme Court on June 26. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/AP
U.S. Rep. Mark Takano of California sings the national anthem June 26 with members of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images
Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown, center, marries Breanne Brodak, left, and Cortney Tucker in Pontiac, Michigan, on June 26. Carlos Osorio/AP
A man holds a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court on June 26. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Kathy Petterson, left, and Beverly Reicks leave the Douglas County Clerk's office on June 26 after becoming the first same-sex couple to wed in Omaha, Nebraska. Nati Harnik/AP
Carlos McKnight of Washington waves a rainbow flag in support of same-sex marriage on June 26. See photos from states that approved same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court ruling Jacquelyn Martin/AP