By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

The Supreme Court Has Ruled On Gay Marriage, And These Couples Couldn’t Be Happier.

It's official: In a landmark opinion, the Supreme Court has just ruled that states cannot ban same-sex married. The ruling establishes a new civil rights, and it's a tremendous victory for equality that has been a long time coming.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote about the ruling, saying:

"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were."

To commemorate this occasion, take a look at these beautiful photographs of same-sex couples who have already had the chance to get married in their states - along with some of our favorite quotes about love. This is truly a day where love wins, and the thought of it will bring a tear to your eye if it hasn't already.

"Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right." ~ Judge Anthony Kennedy

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person" ~Mignon McLaughlin

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ~ Dr. Seuss

"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses."~ Ann Landers

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead." ~Oscar Wilde

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." ~Lao Tzu

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." ~Aristotle

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." ~Audrey Hepburn

"Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." ~Franklin P. Jones

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