“It is so ordered.”
In a historic 5-4 decision Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry no matter where they live. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the ruling that changed the lingo from “same-sex marriage” to simply “marriage.”
His final paragraph:
Rallies celebrating marriage equality were held across the country. Specifically in Los Angeles — the scene was quite moving in West Hollywood. More than one third of WeHo’s population identifies as LGBT, and the city has been at the forefront of gay rights for decades.
So as you would expect, it was a beautiful day in the gayborhood.
Thousands of people gathered at West Hollywood Park Friday evening, flying American and rainbow flags, holding “Love Wins” signs and listening to powerful speeches by community organizations and LGBT leaders.
“Since I was a young lawyer, I have carried a copy of the United States Constitution in my briefcase,” Lorri Jean, CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, told the crowd as she held a pocket-sized Constitution in her hand.
“Today, it finally includes us all.”
Here are some of the photos I took at the rally.
And here is my full story on myfoxla.com.