Sports world reacts to Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

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Posted: Jun 26, 2015 3:58 PM

Some reaction in sports on Twitter to the Supreme Court's decision that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States:

"Happy doesn't even come close to how I feel! Proud of my country today & will try and make you all proud of us!!! #USA" — soccer's Abby Wambach.

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"Equality For All!" — tennis great Billie Jean King.

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"What a day to celebrate! Today also happens to be my parents' 39th wedding anniversary! Congrats to all who celebrate #love. #LoveWins." — basketball's Jason Collins.

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"This could be the best pride month ever! Thank you to the selfless individuals that made today possible." — soccer's Robbie Rogers.

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"What an amazing day for our country. So happy for all the people who can now live their lives the way they want to." — soccer's Landon Donovan.

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"Next up are the laws allowing firing based on sexuality, and trans rights. Still a ways to go, but this is a great milestone." — football's Chris Kluwe.

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"GAY MARRIAGE LEGALIZED NATIONWIDE- well done court, meantime Scalia is even more disgraceful than I thought possible." — tennis great Martina Navratilova.

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"In 1967, interracial marriages were legalized. If that had not happened, my wife and I would not be able to in union. Love should ALWAYS win." — baseball's Dexter Fowler.

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"Love conquers all! #SameSexMarriage finally legal in all 50 States! I'm so happy for the #LGBTCommunity! Thank you #SCOTUS #LoveIsInTheAir." — basketball's Kenneth Faried.

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"I guess this means I'm gonna have to buy suits for more weddings! Congrats America." — wrestling's Corey Graves.