Jay Lassiter's voice choked with emotion when he was told of the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right.

"Really? I hadn't heard yet," the Cherry Hill man said Friday morning, clearly moved. "I'm so emotional right now I can barely form a coherent thought."

Lassiter, a longtime marriage equality advocate, said the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges was something the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community should "accept with grace, gratitude and tolerance" toward those who long opposed legalizing same-sex marriage...

...Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said: "This is a tremendous day for the LGBT community, their families, and their friends who have stood beside them. The Supreme Court has ended one of the blatant forms of discrimination that keep loving families apart based solely on who they love and where they live. This decision brings us closer to our nation's promise of equal rights for all, and this victory belongs to those who can now marry who they love across America."

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