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What Marriage Equality Means To People In Alabama

After months of legal back-and-forth in the state over whether same-sex marriage licenses could be issued, people in Montgomery, Alabama, share what the definitive Supreme Court ruling means to them.

Posted on June 27, 2015, at 10:55 a.m. ET

1. "ENDA [Employment Non-Discrimination Act]: nondiscrimination across the land!"

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2. "Benefits. Benefits!"

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3. "Dignity."

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4. "One step closer to equality [for] all!"

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5. "Love wins!"

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6. "Truth."

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7. "Time for E.N.D.A.! ❤️ "

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8. "Marriage equality means that my son and everyone else I love can marry who they love."

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9. "Equality for all!"

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10. "Tears of joy! ❤️ wins!"

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11. "More love... and more wedding parties!"

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12. "The age of enlightenment is finally here!"

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13. "Total ecstasy!"

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14. "Totally elated!"

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15. Children, being a dad!"

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16. "About damn time!!!!!"

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17. "Free to be me!"

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18. "Freedom in America!!"

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19. "Love."

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20. "Finally."

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Carolee Taylor, left, and Jessica Dent were married just hours after the Supreme Court's decision was announced. They've been together for 13 years.

21. "Marriage equality = progress."

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Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed issued the marriage license for the newly wed couple.

22. And lastly:

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(Extra points for the Batman shirt.)

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