Same sex couples around the United States are celebrating a huge milestone in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. On June 23rd, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled in favor of same sex union by a 5-4 vote. This decision means that no state can ban same sex couples from marrying and must recognize their union. In support of the decision, the White House lit up with rainbow lights the same evening. Same sex marriage has been legally recognized in Washington State since December 6, 2012.