US & Canada

US gay marriage: Reaction to ruling

On Friday morning many Americans wondered if the US Supreme Court would announce its decision on whether states could prohibit gay couples from obtaining marriage licences.

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When news of the court's landmark decision affirming gay marriage rights in all 50 states broke, celebrations quickly erupted outside the court building - and on Twitter.

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From celebrities...

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Business leaders...

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And politicians...

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Some of the political reaction wasn't as joyous, however. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee condemned the ruling.

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Others took the opportunity to point out that it's been an interesting week for flags in the US.

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And a White House agency offered what it saw as an appropriate photo.

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