Nightly News   |  June 30, 2013

Gay rights supporters celebrate

After an important week for advocates of same-sex marriage, thousands across the country celebrated the gay rights movement, NBC’s Michelle Franzen reports.

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>>> from the supreme court today, justice anthony kennedy denied the request from california prop 8s supporters to stop same-sex marriages from moving forward. that decision on this gay pride weekend offered yet another something for them to celebrate after a very big week. nbc is in new york tonight with more.

>> reporter: lester, tens of thousands turned out to mark those supreme court decision that coincided with the 44th anniversary of the gay rights movement . here the 88-year-old widow at the center of the doma case took her victory lap. they passed by the stone wall in where the gay rights movement began in 1969 . on the west coast , san francisco hosted its gay rights parade. and dozens of couples marry over the weekend in celebration. spoergters say the joyous events are the latest milestones in this four-decade long movement towards equal rights .

>> thank you.