Trending: Microsoft AI chief Harry Shum to depart in February after 23 years at the tech giant
Photo via Twitter/White House
Photo via Twitter/White House

The Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision today, ruling that same-sex marriage is legal.

The Court ruled 5-4, with Justice Anthony Kennedy writing the majority opinion, that it is legal for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states.

According to the New York Times, “The decision, the culmination of decades of litigation and activism, came against the backdrop of fast-moving changes in public opinion, with polls indicating that most Americans now approve of same-sex marriage.”

It is an amazing close to Pride Month and a decision that will be fully celebrated this weekend at Seattle Pride events.

Below, a collection of tweets from #LoveWins, #MarriageEquality and more in response to this landmark Supreme Court decision. (Hopefully, a federal law protecting LGBT workers’ rights is not far behind, as we explored yesterday in our “Out in Tech” article.)

President Obama:

Apple’s Tim Cook:

From Slate’s post about the closing paragraph of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s ruling:

This cool gif demonstrating the legalization of same-sex marriage:

Put some awesome new Twitter emoji to good use:

I think this is my favorite:

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to GeekWire's free newsletters to catch every headline


Job Listings on GeekWork

Find more jobs on GeekWork. Employers, post a job here.