April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse celebrate SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage
After four and a half years of a legal battle, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse have gotten the victory they sought initially for their children.
The Supreme Court announced Friday that gay marriage is legal and should be recognized in all 50 states. Around noon, the soon-to-be married couple who lead the charge in Michigan gathered to thank supporters and discuss the ruling.
A jubilant April told the crowd that she didn't know what to say. She said the case started 4 1/2 years ago when she was looking for protection for their children.
"To my beautiful children, we did this for you," April said.
After April stepped aside, the two shared a kiss as Jayne took the podium.
"Everybody who is affected by this, I'm truly honored to be involved in this case," Jayne said.
She went on to say that she never thought the day would come and neither did anyone else on their side.
A tearful Jayne wrapped her statement with a message to April.
"To you, thank you for standing by me all this time."
Watch the full press conference in the video player above.