Same-sex couples across the U.S. rejoice as Friday's Supreme Court ruling makes gay marriage legal in all 50 states. Vanessa Johnston reports.
They've been waiting for this day for 18 years.... Now, after Friday's Supreme Court decision, Texans Mark Pharris and Vic Holmes, can finally get married. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TEXAS RESIDENT, MARK PHARRIS, SAYING: "Ecstatic, and happy, and emotional." (SOUNDBITE) (English) TEXAS RESIDENT, VIC HOLMES, SAYING: "I'm not sure there is a real word for the joy." Evan before news broke of the court's 5-4 ruling, saying the Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to wed... ...many in Dallas had already started lining up at the county clerk's office -- ready to finally get that marriage license. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TEXAS RESIDENT, MICHAEL PEREZ, SAYING: "It's just utter happiness when I read that tweet that came in I started laughing. I'm so happy." An emotion on display all across the U.S. for gay marriage supporters, from New York City... ...to Ohio, where Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley performed the first of several same-sex marriages. And the party's not over yet. Pharris and Holmes say they're off to Austin to celebrate with other same-sex couples.