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These Photos After SCOTUS' Same-Sex Marriage Decision Show How Moving The Day Was

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When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage last year, it was an immediate celebration. The photos after SCOTUS' same-sex marriage decision show just how joyful and excited everyone was. It's been a year, but it's still moving to remember the few days following the decision — especially as it came down right before the official Pride celebrations dates, the last weekend in June, in remembrance of the Stonewall Inn riots. It wasn't just any Pride last year: it was awesome.

Pride is a chance to honor and celebrate the LGBTQ community and think about the struggle for LGBTQ civil rights, so having a very specific, very important victory to  was a specifically awesome feeling. And in the year since the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling on June 26, 2015, same sex marriages are way up. Because obviously. According to a recent Gallup poll, 38 percent of cohabiting same-sex couples were married before the landmark decision. That's jumped to 49 percent in the last year. Even with the increase, same sex marriages seem to be leveling off. The data shows that in the months following the ruling, many couples decided to pull the trigger, but that seems to be slowing.

But it's always nice to go back and remember how much fun and how great the celebration of the ruling was.

Everyone Was Feeling The Love

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 26: Robert Oliver and Mark Heller (R) hold hands, draped in flags, as they celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. The Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide without regard to their state's laws. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 26: Men kiss near a window display expressing gratitude as people celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. The Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide without regard to their state's laws. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 26: Same-sex marriage supporters wear just married shirts while celebrating the U.S Supreme Court ruling regarding same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Even the puppies got into it.

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A costumed dog stands along Market Street during the annual Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco, California on June 28, 2015, California on June 28, 2015, two days after the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
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A dog in a tutu walks along Market Street during the annual Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco, California on June 28, 2015, two days after the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

It was emotional for everyone.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: Arielle Cronig (L) and Elaine Cleary embrace outside of the U.S. Supreme Court after the ruling in favor of same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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ANN ARBOR, MI - JUNE 26: Jonnie Terry (L) and Ryann Patten (R), both of Ann Arbor, Michigan, celebrate the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage on June 26th, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Making it super official, the White House was lit in up to celebrate LGBTQ pride.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: Rainbow-colored lights shine on the White House to celebrate today's US Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. Today the high court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage in all 50 states. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The passing of same sex marriage in the Supreme Court was a very, very big step for the LGBTQ community, and America overall. But there is still a lot of work to do when it comes to LGBTQ rights. The Equality Act still needs to be amended to clarify the language in the anti-discrimination bill to include permanent protections regarding sexual orientation and gender. There are also laws like North Carolina's HB2, which prohibits transgender individuals from using the bathroom that corresponds to their gender that needs to be repealed.

LGBTQ individuals still face every day discrimination and violence towards the community happens every day, whether it's a teen being bullied in school or something more large scale and tragic, the June 12 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. So while it should be fun to celebrate the one year anniversary of the same sex marriage ruling this weekend, it's also important to remember that the fight's not over yet.