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Georgia supporters applaud gay marriage decision

The reaction from those who supported the decision came within minutes of the ruling. Georgia’s Senate Democratic Caucus immediately a statement calling it “a landmark for civil and human rights.”

“For far too long same-sex couples were denied a basic liberty afforded to some, but not all,” the statement read. “For too long, same-sex couples were living as a second-class citizens with separate and unequal rights. Today’s decision corrected that error and established nationally what two-thirds of the country already knew: the right to marry who you love is a constitutional right available to every person.”

A Supreme Court Police officer stands at the top of the steps at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 22, 2015.

 

State Sen. Nan Orrock, D-Atlanta, took to Twitter to call the ruling historic and a cause for celebration: “Boundless thanks to all who've worked unceasingly toward this day! PRIDE!”

 

State Sen. Elena Parent, D-Atlanta, boiled her support down to a simple “love wins!”

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