- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - Surrounded by draping rainbow flags, dozens gathered in Miami to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to allow same-sex marriage nationwide.

Friday’s event at The Atrium was organized by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, SAVE and Equality Florida. Officials say the decision was the result of decades of hard work.

Equality Florida spokeswoman Cindy Brown dedicated a moment of silence to victims of discrimination, as well as the victims of the Charleston church shooting, where 9 people were killed.

Some in the audience wiped tears off their faces, while others kissed and hugged as speakers celebrated years of activist work.

Hector Zuazo and his husband Bob Medina said they couldn’t be happier with the decision.

Faith Solkoff, who attended with her wife Jana Kamen, said it was a great day that should have come a long time ago.

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