"Love Wins at Emory" was the theme of the June 29 campus celebration of the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling.

"Love Wins at Emory" was the theme of the June 29 campus celebration of the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling.

Attendees enjoyed cake with layers to match the rainbow flag.

Attendees enjoyed cake with layers to match the rainbow flag.

Smiles abounded among the diverse crowd gathered in the Dobbs University Center Ballroom.

Smiles abounded among the diverse crowd gathered in the Dobbs University Center Ballroom.

The afternoon event culminated with a toast led by Danielle M. Steele, interim director of the Office of LGBT Life and the Center for Women at Emory.

The afternoon event culminated with a toast led by Danielle M. Steele, interim director of the Office of LGBT Life and the Center for Women at Emory.

The afternoon event culminated with a toast led by Danielle M. Steele, interim director of the Office of LGBT Life and the Center for Women at Emory.

The afternoon event culminated with a toast led by Danielle M. Steele, interim director of the Office of LGBT Life and the Center for Women at Emory.

The afternoon event culminated with a toast led by Danielle M. Steele, interim director of the Office of LGBT Life and the Center for Women at Emory.

The afternoon event culminated with a toast led by Danielle M. Steele, interim director of the Office of LGBT Life and the Center for Women at Emory.

The afternoon event culminated with a toast led by Danielle M. Steele, interim director of the Office of LGBT Life and the Center for Women at Emory.

The afternoon event culminated with a toast led by Danielle M. Steele, interim director of the Office of LGBT Life and the Center for Women at Emory.

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Campus toasts Supreme Court marriage equality ruling

June 30, 2015

An enthusiastic crowd gathered in the Dobbs University Center Ballroom on Monday afternoon to raise a toast to marriage equality for same-sex couples.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday, June 26, that all 50 states must allow same-sex couples to marry, as well as recognize such marriages performed in other states.

The Emory gathering drew a diverse group to enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a rainbow-layered "Love Wins at Emory" cake and a celebratory toast led by Danielle M. Steele, interim director of the Office of LGBT Life and the Center for Women at Emory.

Emory has long been a leader in support for LGBT students, faculty and staff. In 2014, Emory was the only university in Georgia and among only three colleges and universities in the southeastern U.S. to be included in Campus Pride's ranking of the Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities.