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#LoveWins: The Best Reactions to the Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Ruling

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The day has finally come! After a seemingly endless string of ballot initiatives and court battles, marriage equality is finally the law of the land, thanks to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer and swing-vote Anthony Kennedy. Our friends at KQED News captured how the Bay Area is reacting to the news. But what about the internet, which is known to have a lot of feelings on, well, basically everything. Here are the best reactions from around the web:

This was the scene outside of the Supreme Court when the news was announced. Keep an eye out for the woman dressed up as Ruth Bader Ginsburg jumping up and down:

Vox created an educational animated gif that captures the progress of equality, starting with Massachusetts becoming the first state to legalize marriage for gay couples in 2003. It was the sixth jurisdiction in the world (after the Netherlands, Belgium, Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec) to do so. How far we've come!

Photo: Vox
Photo: Vox

Facebook created a tool that superimposes a rainbow over your profile photo. Visit their Celebrate Pride page to try it out:


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The HuffPost UK eased concerns about what might happen now that gay people can marry in all 50 states:

George Takei pretty much summed up what it was like logging into social media this morning:

Ben & Jerry's was more than ready for this moment, armed with a rebranded cookie dough flavor:

BuzzFeed used the infamous dress to make a statement:

Ian McKellen was pretty stoked and broke out the confetti.


But maybe not as stoked as Joe Biden:

Other celebrities also got into the celebration:

But not everyone was feeling the love. Many were wondering what Antonin Scalia, the court's most outspoken member, would have to say about all of this. And he did not disappoint. He started out with a classic no homo clarification:

He went on to ask a lot of incredulous questions:

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And then he instructed us to find the nearest hippie:

I looked into where that might be in San Francisco:

Slate went a step further and created a Scalia insult generator:


But let's not allow him to have the last word. The only way this post can end is with a few Care Bear stares:

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Happy Pride, y'all! <3

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