After a truly landmark Supreme Court decision that effectively legalizes same-sex marriage across the United States, the city erupted in cheers, tears, and blasts of honking horns. We honestly can't find enough people to hug/high-five/cry on, so while we're doing that, here's photographic evidence of other people doing those very things. Much of the party has concentrated around City Hall, where an enormous rainbow flag has been unfurled over the entrance, and where both Mayor Ed Lee and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom gave remarks to an emotional crowd waving flags and wearing "love" T-shirts.
Standing in front of San Francisco City Hall #SCOTUS #MarriageEquaility #SCOTUSMarriage #SanFrancisco #california pic.twitter.com/UJKbeVkrrL— Quentae Batiste (@KF6OLC) June 26, 2015
A very apropos throwback snap from SF Pride a few years ago:
Another Pride parade throwback snap:
For the past hour I've been sharing hugs, tears, cheers and claps with complete strangers who, like me have been hurt (inexplicably) by our society for too long. Today we stand together and keep on letting go of that pain. #June262015 #SF #Pride #YesWeDid #Equality #TogetherWeHavePlentySuperpower #TheLawsWontStopUs
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