The extensive fight for same-sex marriage ended Friday morning with the Supreme Court decision that guarantees a right to same-sex marriage nationwide, and though social media was bursting with local support, not all were on board.
Massachusetts has been a leading state in the movement since 2004 when it becamethe first state to legalize same-sex marriage. For majority statewide, today is a day to celebrate.
Just minutes after the decision Boston Pride expressed their excitement with a public statement. “Boston Pride rejoices in the decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court affirming the right of same sex couples to marry in all 50 states.”
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However, not everyone is as cheerful over the news. Brian Camenker, president of Mass Resistance said “It's an observed ruling. You cannot repeal the laws of nature. And you know that is simply it.”
Even still he doesn’t believe his battle is over, Camenker said that the decision will not be negatively affecting the organizations fight. “Before today it was this possibility… and now this whole lunatic concept seems to be forced on people.” said Camenker. “I think you are going to have a lot more people involved in resisting it.”
Social media pages were on fire in lieu of the decision. It would appear that most of the city is in support and calls for celebration. Many residents expressed their pride in the state for being the first to legalize, and others are just happy the day has come.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he was moved by the decision and expressed his sentiments. “This decisionmarks a milestone on our nation’s journey to become a more perfect union marriage law.”
“It brings Boston great joy to know that every American and every American community will experience this equality. It is a victory for democracy, for family, for community and for love.”
For now, it looks like love does win.