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Celebrating gay marriage

3:30am IST - 01:34

Kit Williamson and John Halbach, talk about the significance of the gay marriage ruling. Alicia Powell reports.

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Days after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide, same-sex couples and supporters are still rejoicing. Actor Kit Williamson, who has appeared in Mad Men, celebrated the decision with his fiancé John Halbach in New York. SOUNDBITE: Kit Williamson, engaged to be married, saying (English): "It was actually like, kind of like a sports game almost. It was like, oh my God, there is four against - what do we do.? But it was really amazing to have that be the first thing in the morning to wake up to." The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages. With the landmark ruling, gay marriage becomes legal in all 50 states. The couple, who have been dating for over 8 years, got engaged in 2014 and talked about the significance of the decision. SOUNDBITE: John Halbach, engaged to be married, saying (English): "It's a really big deal because now marriage is recognized federally across the country. Before if you were married in New York and went to Mississippi your marriage wouldn't necessarily be recognized there. If your spouse ended up in a hospital you may not be able to visit them." Although the battle of same-sex marriage has been won, Williamson says there is still much more work to be done. SOUNDBITE: Kit Williamson, engaged to be married, saying (English): "There was a great quote that I read that said that you can be married on a Thursday, announce it on Facebook that afternoon, come into work the next day and be fired. So the fight isn't over but this is such a huge historical monumental leap forward for everybody. And I'm so proud to be an American." Halbach and Williamson plan to wed in 2016.

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Celebrating gay marriage

3:30am IST - 01:34