It's been an historical day today for gay-rights advocates and America as a whole, as the Supreme Court officially legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S. And now that the battle is over, it's time to celebrate!
As rallies gather throughout the country today, Equality Florida Fort Lauderdale is throwing a shindig to celebrate the ruling and all the hard work it took to get to this point. The Decision Day party will be going down at Rumors in Wilton Manors Friday night.
“We’re so happy and proud of the role we played for thousands of couples who shared their stories to get to this day,"Row Iliescu, South Florida Development Director for Equality Florida, tells New Times. "It took a huge push over the years, and I really feel that Florida played a big role in this historical moment."
The celebration, which will run from 6:00 to 8:00 and will be taking place at Rumors, located at 2426 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors, was actually already scheduled prior to SCOTUS handing down their ruling Friday morning.
"We're excited that the justices decided to make their ruling today, even though we had planned to celebrate, anyway," Iliescu says.
While the party will be about celebrating an historical day, and reveling in hard work rewarded, Iliescu also points out that it'll be a time to remember everyone who has worked over the years to get same-sex marriage legalized in the U.S.
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"We’re gonna celebrate today and tonight but also remember those who didn't live this see this day," she says.
Iliescu also points out that the ruling is only the beginning for Equality Florida and all those who support gay rights to push for more rights to get passed for the LGBT community.
"Getting the right to marry has given us a new platform," she says. "That's something else we'll be celebrating tonight."
Those who wish to attend the celebration at Rumors can RSVP by clicking here.