Today, June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled same-sex marriage legal nationwide. Before this, same-sex marriages were only allowed in 37 states, along with Washington, D.C.
"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family," writes Justice Anthony Kennedy, who joined the court's liberals in the majority opinion (via Vox). "[The challengers] ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."
Read reactions from musicians in our scene below.
Finally #SCOTUS— Pete Wentz (@petewentz) June 26, 2015
YESSSSS AMERICAAAAA!! what a moment. #LoveWon— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) June 26, 2015
Super awesome win for equality!— Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus) June 26, 2015
What amazing news to wake up to #lovewins— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) June 26, 2015
Shame it took so long but HUGE win for equality in the U.S.!!! Yay love, sex and marriage for all!!— Jack Barakat (@JackAllTimeLow) June 26, 2015
So unbelievably happy to hear the news back home in the states. Progress. #LoveWins— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) June 26, 2015
Well that's cool news to wake up to... Congratulations to all my same junk lovers out of there! It's long overdue, but #lovewins— Dsnop (@dannyworsnop) June 26, 2015
Victories for healthcare, gay marriage and the Blackhawks? We're always in Europe when the good shit happens back home! #NeverShutUpAndPlay— Rise Against (@riseagainst) June 26, 2015
Thank you America. Love is not a privilege or a right, it is the grandest emotion known and it belongs to human nature. #LOVEWINS— Tyler Carter (@TylerCarter4L) June 26, 2015
#LOVEWINS! Some people may be super upset, but a sea of unaccepted, scared, lovers are now free and happy, and have the courage to press on.— Tyler Carter (@TylerCarter4L) June 26, 2015
shoutout to the supreme court— benji madden (@benjaminmadden) June 26, 2015
Love Wins. @ Deleware Memorial Bridge! https://t.co/Ms5dqs7vPu— Toby Morse XⓋX (@tobymorse) June 26, 2015
HISTORY WAS MADE TODAY, PRO-EQUALITY FOR ALL— LORD ZILLA THE FIRST (@FRONZ1LLA) June 26, 2015
gonna tweet something I never thought I would: !!!!!!!!!!!!! USA USA USA USA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) June 26, 2015
We are truly truly overjoyed with today's Supreme Court decision in the United States of America!— BEINGASANOCEAN (@BEINGASANOCEAN) June 26, 2015
in an extremely rare moment, I found myself thinking "great job, America" without any hint of sarcasm whatsoever— keith buckley (@deathoftheparty) June 26, 2015
Today is a great day for humanity. #LoveWins— Tommy Rogers (@tommybtbam) June 26, 2015
Congrats to all our gay and lesbian fans on today's Supreme Court ruling. I've always believed in my heart that this was a just right 4 all— William Corgan (@Billy) June 26, 2015
THERE we go America! That's some great news to wake up to! So happy right now! This is a giant step… https://t.co/e3Tr9Cgb6w— Cody Carson (@CodySIO) June 26, 2015
Today something amazing happened in our country. This will be history that we were all apart of! Congratulations America. #freelove— Forever Came Calling (@HeyitsFCC) June 26, 2015
Having so much fun on this year's @vanswarpedtour so far! Thank you to everyone who has come out and watched our sets! It's been a pleasure playing our songs for you and we cannot wait for the rest of the summer on another note I wanted to share my happiness for the not only the LGBT community but every forward thinking and positive person in the United States on this historic day. It's great to know that the current generation of Americans are making such HUGE steps for acceptance and understanding. While this is obviously a monumental win for our LGBT brothers and sisters, I'd like to think that this is also a win for all of us who believe that people should be granted the right to be who they are and love who they love. Keep rockin' and break down the walls of hatred around the world! #lovewins