SCOTUS rules on Texas abortion law: What people are saying

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 27: Pro-choice and pro-life activists demonstrate on the steps of the United States Supreme Court on June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. In a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down one of the nation's toughest restrictions on abortion, a Texas law that women's groups said would have forced more than three-quarters of the state's clinics to close. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
Pro-choice and pro-life activists demonstrate on the steps of the United States Supreme Court on June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Texas abortion restrictions that would have closed more than half of the clinics in the state. Here are reactions on social media from all sides of the issue.

Presidential candidates, U.S. and Texas lawmakers and even celebrities have posted their opinion on the SCOTUS decision.

Some people and groups on Twitter have posted in favor of the ruling.

https://twitter.com/stevenwhunter/status/747466603248357376

But others have posted their disappointment with SCOTUS, including Lila Rose, the president of anti-abortion group Live Action.

https://twitter.com/cfagnano_/status/747457768697827328

And then there was this Twitter user who connected everything back to Texit. 

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.