The Most Momentous, Memorable, and Magical Moments from the Day Love Won ...

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For millions of people across the United States, my beautiful wife and myself included, June 26, 2015, will forever be remembered as a day of triumph, victory, and so much love.

The momentous SCOTUS ruling did not simply grant couples all over the country the right to marry whomever they love without fear, it also made many of us feel like first-class citizens for the first time.

Long-term couples who have been fighting and hoping for this right for decades stood alongside the younger generation and their allies, overcome with joy and hope.

It's impossible to pinpoint just how many beautiful moments occurred on the day love finally won, but I hope that you will look at these lovely examples and see that, truly, #lovewins – always.

(P.S.

Let me preface this by saying that if you do not agree with same-sex marriage – or, as it's now known, marriage – you're gonna have a bad time!)2

1. Justice Kennedy Pens the Most Perfect Closing Paragraph Ever Written

Justice Kennedy Pens the Most Perfect Closing Paragraph Ever Written

Justice Kennedy's eloquence and hi passion for the subject shine through his closing paragraph in the ruling, but the words he chose are even more important.

I haven't talked to a single person who did not get chills from these remarks.

People got teary eyed and their hearts raced with hope.

That's primarily because this is exactly what everyone wants when they're ready to marry someone they love.

Same-sex couples are not out to destroy anyone's religion or faith.

We do not want to tarnish anything.

For us, marriage is a vow, a promise, a way to bond ourselves with someone who means the world to us – isn't that true for every couple who's crazy in love and ready to spend their lives together?

2. After More than Fifty Years Together, This Couple Finally Got Married

After More than Fifty Years Together, This Couple Finally Got Married

Jack Evans and George Harris are 85 and 82, respectively.2

Like many other couples, these two gentlemen attended the same party and found that they fancied each other.

The difference?

That party occurred over 50 years ago, for one thing.

For another, their first meeting could have ended in an arrest, the publication of their names, and the utter ruination of their lives.

You see, in Texas and countless other states, the police used to plan sting operations disguised as parties meant to lure, target, and ultimately arrest gay men, a practice that resulted in publicly outing them and all too often sending them fleeing from their hometowns.

Fortunately, Jack and George did not have to flee but the two men, who are still so clearly and so deeply in love, waited more than five decades for the right to marry in Texas.

It finally happened.

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