Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband John Becker, right, embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, after the court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
today is a great day #equality #gaymarriage #scotus #doma
It's going to be a state by state thing, which is so backwards. I feel like we stepped back 20 years in this ruling. The Supreme Court should say we all have the same rights and the same benefits. You get into states like Georgia and other southern states that have always been way behind on equal rights for gays, for blacks, for women . . . I think it's a slow process.
I feel good about the progress we have made just within the past decade, a short time period. It sets a legal precedent. Each state has such a unique identity, [and] there is such a strong movement in Atlanta, I believe we will get there in our own way.
Congrats Cali! #NOH8 #support #loveislove #marriageequality #doma #prop8 #canada #vancouver
It's wonderful. Every other state should follow suit. I think Georgia needs to evolve with the rest of the country. California is the mecca of liberal ideas; this is the south. It's weird we are still so far behind on so many things.
It's about time they have the same rights. I'm not quite sure when Georgia will catch up with California or Maine. It's another step forward, we are headed in the same direction at least. It blows my mind, you would thing at this point we would be there. We are just not there.
“I feel really strongly about marriage equality rights- itsRachel Whetstone, Counselor, East Atlanta
something that will eventually sort itself out, there’s a lot of back and forth
in the laws, but I think its going in the right direction now….I feel good
about the progress we have made just within the past decade, a short time
period….it sets a legal precedent. Each state has such a unique identity, there
is such a strong movement in Atlanta, I believe we will get there in our own
“I think its amazing, I've been following it, watching it onMelissa Stell, Kirkwood, Mechanic
the news on and off. Its wonderful- every other state should follow suit- I
think Georgia needs to evolve with the rest of the country, but in the south it
takes much longer.”
“I think its amazing, also a little ridiculous that we have
to have a Supreme Court of our country establish laws whether people of the
same sex can marry each other. I want to be hopeful that this means good things
for the south, I think it will be a long time before the south catches up with
the rest of the country….CA is the mecca of liberal ideas- this is the south.
It’s weird we are still so far behind on so many things.”
- Lis Barret, Healthcare Giver, East Atlanta
Can't wait to shoot a lot more of this! Finally some action by the Supreme Court! #noh8 #prop8 #sweetlittlephotographs
"I can perform Gay weddings I'm certified lets go #ido"
Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband John Becker, right, embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 after the court struck down a federal provision denying benefits to legally married gay couples. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)