Thousands of New Yorkers flocked to the West Village Friday night to celebrate the passage of same-sex marriage equality at the Stonewall Inn, the site of the 1969 riots that most consider the beginning of the fight for gay rights.
The New York Daily News captured reactions on the street, including dancing, chants of “I do! I do!” and overjoyed spectators gushing about the new law, which will allow full marriage equality in New York 30 days from Friday. One couple, together for 42 years, said they were present for the Stonewall riots, and now are planning their own wedding.
“We were here the night it took place. We’ve been fighting ever since, marching ever since, to be able to be regular citizens and have our civil rights like everybody else.
Watch below, embedded via YouTube.