Yesterday, The Supreme Court of the United States denied review in all of the marriage equality cases pending before it. As a result of the Court’s action, same-sex couples in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin, and Virginia will now be able to marry the partners they love. The orders also mean that same-sex marriage will soon become lawful in at least 30 states.
In his decision at the end of July, Judge Henry Floyd wrote: “We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws.”
Here are some couples celebrating yesterday’s marriage equality victory and making it official in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin, and Virginia.