This from AJC Reporter Greg Bluestein:
Georgia Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter was first out of the gate in celebrating Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down Georgia’s same-sex marriage ban.
“Today is a huge victory not only for advocates of marriage equality, but advocates of basic civil rights. This decision is the culmination of decades’ worth of battles fought to ensure that all families and the love they share are protected and treated equally under the law.”
Jeff Graham of Georgia Equality, a gay rights group, called it the “moment we’ve been waiting for.”
“It’s a national victory – and it means that soon, thousands of loving, committed couples throughout the United States – including our state of Georgia – will be able to say “I do” and at last be respected under the law.”
We haven’t heard from Republican leaders quite yet, but they’ve long said they would respect the decision of the court.
We’ll add more reactions to the historic decision throughout the day.
The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled 5-4 that gay marriage is constitutional.
This Tweet from from Democratic state Rep. Nan Orrock :
Historic! #SCOTUS says same-sex marriage is a right!Celebration!Boundless thanks to all who’ve worked unceasingly toward this day! PRIDE!
This Tweet from President Obama:
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins