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[PHOTOS] Celebration at Marriage Rally

Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus sang the National Anthem to start off the rally.

Wednesday, June 26 is and will be a historical date in the annals of gay history.

In California marriage between same-sex couples finally caught up to straight couples in being legally able to marry.

And The Defense of Marriage Act  (DOMA) allows same-sex couples who work for the federal government the same benefits as straight married couples.

It’s equality.

Here are some photos from the Marriage Rally celebration:

Tina Reynolds, co-founder of Equality Action Now, led a peaceful resistance to Prop. 8 for five years.

Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus have rally signs as covers to their music binders.
A mom and her daughter.
Gay and straight allies showed up to support the Supreme Court’s decision.
California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and unidentified woman on left.
A mom and her new baby.

Steve Hansen, Sacramento City Council District 4, Sacramento, spoke to the crowd.
Shelly Bailes & Ellen Pontac at podium. Diana Luiz & Nicola Simmersbach to the right, waiting their turn.
Above & below, couples who are planning to wed were asked to come to the front.
Glenda and son Fletcher Corcoran stand in front of the Rainbow Flag at the stage.
Jo Michael, Esq., Legislative Assistant, for Equality California.

Emily Bender holds a Rainbow Flag.
Tina Reynolds exits stage right to lead the rally participants to the party at 20th and K St in midtown.

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