PHOTOS: The first weddings after SCOTUS brought marriage to the nation

Today, thousands of couples' lives were changed when the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, ending marriage discrimination throughout the country.

After the United States Supreme Court's ruling, 13 states' marriage bans were struck down. As counties announced that they were following the law of the land -- and the nation's highest court's hundreds of couples rushed to their local county clerks to, at long last, get married to their true love.

See pictures of couples in states across the country that, for the first time, were respected by America.

 

Mississippi

Ohio

Arkansas

Georgia

Kentucky

Tennessee

Texas

Nebraska

Michigan

Alabama

Louisiana

Although Louisiana's Governor Bobby Jindal is dragging his feet on ending marriage discrimination in the state, we know that the United States Supreme Court's ruling is definitive, and marriage will be coming to Louisiana soon.

Missouri

South Dakota

North Dakota