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“Sometimes, there are days like this when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.” -President Barack Obama on the marriage equality Supreme Court decision

What a proud day to be an American.

Today, in a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage throughout the United States.

I couldn’t be happier.

I don’t identify as gay; I don’t really know what I identify as, honestly. But it’s comforting to know that whether I fall in love with a man or a woman, I will be able to marry them.

And not just me, but everyone. Everyone will be able to marry the person they love.

It goes even farther than that though. It’s change like this that make it that much easier for future generations to accept themselves for who they are and to be proud of who they are regardless of sexual orientation. This legalization shows people that it’s okay if they love someone who happens to be the same gender that they are.

This is the type of change we need.

I think what’s most amazing is seeing people throughout the nation celebrating. Celebrating the Supreme Court ruling. Celebrating the fact that they can marry whoever they want. Celebrating the progression.

Celebrating themselves.

What a proud day to be an American.

What a proud day to be yourself.