Reactions are mixed as Detroit reacts to same-sex marriage ruling

A Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples have the legal right to marry in all 50 states on Friday. The high court's ruling changing lives -- but not everyone's opinion on the issue.

Supporters of marriage equality in metro Detroit are celebrating the right to tie the knot, but opponents say it doesn't end the debate.

It was a day of celebration for advocates of marriage equality

"Now we can actually start planning our wedding," said one woman. 

At Affirmations in Ferndale, an organization for people of all sexual orientations and gender identity, the executive director says the dream of getting married can now be a reality. 

"At 47 in my lifetime, that dream is no longer a dream for me," said Darrious Hilmon Affirmations director.

The ruling means the remaining 14 states which included Michigan that did not allow same-sex unions, will have to stop enforcing their bans. 

"Currently 65 percent of Americans support marriage equality and the justices got it right today," said Bill Green of Equality Michigan. 

Although there are many people celebrating this Supreme Court ruling others say true marriage will always be between a man and a woman.

FOX 2: "You say you will not marry any same sex couples in your church?"

"Not at all," said Rev. W.J. Rideout of All God's People Church. "I've already told a couple that I don't believe in it."

The American Family Association of Michigan says people need to speak out against the ruling.

"This just isn't an attack on the fundamentals of marriage because they are pre-decided," said Tracey Lee of the American Family Association of Michigan. "But this is an attack on religious freedom."

At Affirmations many are not surprised by the opposition and say that's why the fight continues.

"I'm absolutely confident that our friends in Lansing are going to redouble their effort," said Hilmon."They are going to get new resolve, to push back the rights we received today and deny other rights. 

"We'll deal with that tomorrow."

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