Even though Florida has been a marriage equality state since January, the landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court that found bans on marriages of same-sex couples unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment has brought even more legitimacy and security to same-sex couples across the state.
"The Supreme Court has affirmed what a majority of Floridians and indeed all Americans have come to understand: that the freedom to marry is a precious and fundamental right that we all share under the Constitution, and that no family should be denied that. We are proud of our colleagues from the two ACLU lawsuits that were among the cases that brought about this decision. But more importantly, we are thrilled for the hundreds of thousands of couples and their families for whom this victory has been decades in the making," said Howard Simon, Executive Director of the ACLU of Florida.
Celebrations took place across the state on Friday's "Decision Day."