Then and now: Austin celebrates anniversary of marriage equality

People celebrate the Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in Austin, Texas on Friday, June 26, 2016. Shelby Tauber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

People celebrate the Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in Austin, Texas on Friday, June 26, 2016. Shelby Tauber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin on June 26, 2015 was a day full of LGBT pride, celebrations in the streets and impromptu weddings — it’s the day the U.S. Supreme Court overturned state bans on gay marriage, requiring all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize such unions performed in other states.

Sunday marked one year since the Obergefell v. Hodge ruling, and Austinites came out to celebrate. Couples like Collin Acock and Shane Parsons reflected on the historic day while also celebrating their wedding anniversary. Groups like Equality Texas used the anniversary as a day to call on the LGBT community to fight against discrimination.

In honor of the anniversary, take a look back at the day SCOTUS made history and the events surrounding the decision.

 

For complete coverage of gay marriage in Texas, go here. 

 

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