America rejoices over gay marriage win

The historic Supreme Court ruling that struck down DOMA is cause for celebration around the nation SLIDE SHOW

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San Francisco’s City Hall is lit up with gay pride. The crowd outside the Supreme Court chants “DOMA is dead!” Storefronts across the nation are decorated with messages of marriage equality.

This morning, Americans are celebrating the SCOTUS ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act, a huge win for marriage equality.

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    Celebrating gay rights

    The crowd in front of the Supreme Court waits in anticipation of the Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.

    (Credit: Kristin Fehrman Twitter)

    Celebrating gay rights

    An LGBT rights supporter awaits the SCOTUS decision in San Francisco.

    (Credit: Ryan Quintana Twitpic)

    Celebrating gay rights

    San Francisco Civic Center on the morning of the decision day for DOMA.

    (Credit: Brianna Ehley Twitpic)

    Celebrating gay rights

    The crowd outside the Supreme Court shouts "DOMA is dead" after Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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    Celebrating gay rights

    President Obama called the plaintiffs of the Proposition 8 case after the SCOTUS decision while they were being interviewed on MSNBC.

    (Credit: Kamala Harris Twitter)

    Celebrating gay rights

    California Attorney General Kamala Harris writes that "California is ready for #MarriageEquality."

    (Credit: Vivian Ho Twitter)

    Celebrating gay rights

    A gay rights supporter at the Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco.

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    Celebrating gay rights

    A Marc Jacobs storefront celebrates the gay rights win

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    Celebrating gay rights

    Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami, two plaintiffs in the Proposition 8 case, got engaged on the steps of the Supreme Court moments after the ruling.

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Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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