(Photo © Pepper Negron) We are beyond happy and overjoyed after hearing the Supreme Court’s ruling against DOMA on Wednesday. Knowing that our status as a married couple is finally recognized by the ... more 
(Photo © Pepper Negron) We are beyond happy and overjoyed after hearing the Supreme Court’s ruling against DOMA on Wednesday. Knowing that our status as a married couple is finally recognized by the federal government feels like a huge weight lifted off our shoulders. We are so thankful this country is finally catching up with other leading nations on issues like same-sex marriage. We still have 37 states that do not have same-sex marriage. The wave of EQUALITY will continue to bring about change because it’s the right thing to do. We are all equal under the law now. Couples should not have to go across state lines to be legally married. Personally, I’m saddened that Justice Clarence Thomas dissented on this ruling, given that his type of marriage was once illegal until the Supreme Court changed that in 1967. Hopefully, the next 37 states will change their laws at a quicker pace so we can all move forward in this country and focus our attention on other important issues.

It is so exciting to see all the positive response on social media instantly. People are actually announcing their engagements already! Love is a beautiful thing to share and witness. We are going to see a lot more of love and happiness on display as couples finally get married. That was the main reason why we chose Times Square as our wedding location last year. We wanted to publicly show the world what marriage equality looks like. I predict we’ll be going to a lot of weddings in the near future. Our wedding day was the happiest day of our lives and we’re looking forward to seeing our friends experience the same joy.

On Wednesday night, we attended the celebration party at Stonewall, the birthplace of the gay civil rights movement 44 years ago. Edie Windsor addressed the crowd of people who were all gathered to see the woman who stood up for all of us, achieved a momentous 21st century victory for civil rights, and changed all of our futures. She is a tiny, yet vibrant, woman who truly is the modern-day David to the United States' Goliath. We will forever be grateful to her. Angel blew her a kiss last night, and she blew a kiss back to him. He was in tears. She is no longer a civilian, she is now a SUPER HERO.

— Gerard Mawn, 51, left, and Angel Love Figueroa, 40, with their ring bearer Appolonia Cruz on July 6, 2012, in Times Square less 
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Thu, Jun 27, 2013 11:00 AM EDT