If you’re not out celebrating marriage equality right now, well, you’re doing it wrong.
From Stonewall to City Hall, thousands of New Yorkers got an early start on what’s sure to be a glorious Pride weekend following the landmark Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality nationwide. Now, everyone can marry, so —duh — everyone should party!
To kick things off, Mayor Bill de Blasio staged a pop-up marriage equality celebration on the steps of City Hall Friday afternoon, where he officiated the marriages of two same-sex couples and reaffirmed the vows of a third couple. Meanwhile, hundreds gathered outside The Stonewall Inn, a historic landmark and the location widely noted as the birthplace of the LGBT rights movement. A celebratory rally will be held there tonight.