The 20 most awesome reactions to gay marriage in the US

There was celebration all over the US on Friday when the Supreme Court lifted all existing restrictions on gay marriage.

In a historic decision on Friday the justices voted 5-4 in favour of letting gay couples become part of an institution which "embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family."

The 15 states who outlaw same-sex marriage will now have to overturn those bans.

While notoriously grouchy Justice Antonin Scalia was most unhappy with the decision, taking shots at hippies, Ivy Leaguers, Californians and even his own marriage in his statement of dissent, the rest of the world exploded in a frenzy of joy and rainbows:

1. The White House decided to show its true colours.

2. (/^▽^)/

3. It's been a long time coming.

4. True that.

5. Approach with caution.

6. It's been a good week.

7. Better start practising your wedding dancing.

8. Drop it like it's hot, Kennedy!

9. Using the Force.

10. Just in case you forget.

11. #lovewins

12. More Star Wars, because why not.

13. Did somebody say destination wedding?

14. Good point well made.

15. ♫ ♫ ♫

16. Gay rights activist JK Rowling on a job well done.

17. D'awww.

18. We see what you did there.

19. It's going to be a beautiful day

20. Karma. It'll get ya.

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