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Supreme Court Paves The Way For Gay Marriage: Social Media Reacts

Two decisions by the Supreme Court on Wednesday marked a victory for the gay rights movement. Here’s what happened across the web after the news broke.

Supreme Court Paves The Way For Gay Marriage: Social Media Reacts

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents legally married gay couples from receiving benefits, is unconstitutional. Shortly thereafter, it declined to uphold Prop 8, meaning that same sex marriage is now legal in California.

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After the news broke, supporters and non-supporters took to social media with their reactions. Here’s how it’s playing out:

Kudos to Charles Blow for giving us the idea for the GIF above.

Edith Windsor, who challenged the Defense of Marriage Act, celebrated:

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Google changed its search box to display a rainbow when users search for terms relating to gay marriage:

Some opponents of the decision:

San Francisco celebrates:

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Here are some more SCOTUS GIFs, for your viewing pleasure:

DOMA is done for:

Gay marriage FTW:

And then Twitter was all like:

And, because you can never have too many Neil Patrick Harris GIFs:

Gov. Mike Huckabee’s reaction to the SCOTUS ruling: “Jesus wept.”

Meanwhile, Batman and Robin are high-kicking:

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[Image: Flickr user TexasGOPVote.com]

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Jessica Hullinger is a London-based journalist who covers science, health, and innovation. She currently serves as a Senior Editor at TheWeek.com.

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