These Reactions to the Marriage Equality Ruling Are Everything

Following the landmark Supreme Court decision, supporters of marriage equality celebrated all across the country

Right after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law known as the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA for short, that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, jubilant reactions followed. Here are some photos that capture those first few moments of celebration, relief and just plain love.

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Chris Roe and Roby Chavez celebrate while holding their soon-to-be adopted kids as the ruling is announced.

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Stuart Gaffney and husband John Lewis celebrate in the midst of a huge celebration in San Francisco.

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Married couple Michael Knaapen and John Becker celebrate in Washington.


Activists cheer outside the Supreme Court building in Washington.

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Domestic partners Alicia Guajardo and Isabella Restrepo share a kiss as Martha Acevedo reacts in happy shock at a watch party in West Hollywood.

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Couple Jewelle Gomez and Diane Sabin don't restrain emotion after hearing the ruling.

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Couple Frances Winn and Carrie McLaughlin celebrate during a block party on Castro Street in San Francisco.

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Renata Moreira holds a sign and cheers inside San Francisco's City Hall.

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Google+ and Twitter.

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