On Friday, June 26, 2015, something historical happened — the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in all 50 states.
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority (a 5-4 decision).
Shortly after the news, President Obama delivered a statement from the White House Rose Garden. “Sometimes, there are days like this when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt,” he said about the Court ruling in favor of marriage equality.
He also tweeted:
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins— President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins
With that being said, scroll through below to see six celebrity couples who said they wouldn’t get married until same-sex marriage was legalized (spoiler: most of ‘em didn't actually wait!):
“We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out,” the actor told The Hollywood Reporter in a 2012 interview.
Where They Stand: Just two years later, the parents-of-six tied the knot in France on Aug. 23, 2014.