Sports World Reacts to US Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 26, 2015

Sasha Altschuler of San Diego, Calif., joins the celebrations outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 26, 2015 after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press

Friday was a historic day for this country, as the Supreme Court of the United States voted 5-4 that the Constitution gives the right for same-sex couples to marry, making it legal nationwide, as detailed by Adam Liptak of the New York Times. Many athletes from various sports took to social media to voice their support on the decision. 

Former NBA player Jason Collins, who became the first openly gay male athlete to play in one of this country's four major sports, was overjoyed:

Tennis star and former Olympic silver medalist Mardy Fish called this a "proud day" for the people who can now live the life they want:

United States soccer star Alex Morgan was thrilled:

Robbie Rogers, who came out as gay in 2013 and subsequently joined the Los Angeles Galaxy, whom he won an MLS Cup with in 2014, thanked everyone who helped make this historic decision possible:

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Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens offered a simple sentiment following the Supreme Court's vote:

Denver Nuggets star Kenneth Faried went old school with a classic line from Roman poet Virgil to express his excitement:

In the same vein of "love conquers all," New York Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins just had a simple two-word hashtag:

Staying in New York, Jets defensive end Jason Babin saw Blevins' two-word hashtag and did him one better:

The 49ers also showed their support of the Supreme Court's decision:

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova offered a short story of what this date and decision means to her and her family:

Finally, Indianapolis Colts long snapper Matt Overton offered some humor to go along with a potent message:

Friday's ruling was significant enough to reach the world of sports, and the Supreme Court's decision will surely go down as a landmark event.