Prop 8 Plaintiffs Congratulated By President Obama on Live TV

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As if their day wasn't eventful enough, the pro-gay marriage plaintiffs in the Prop 8 case got a congratulatory phone call from President Barack Obama.

Watch below, as they take Obama's call during a live TV interview:

Moments after today's Supreme Court ruling, in which Prop 8 was dismissed by a 5-4 vote, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier were giving an interview on MSNBC.

That's when someone ran over with a phone and said Obama was on the line. They put him on speaker as the POTUS congratulated the couple.

With the decision clearing the way for gay marriage in California after years of legal wrangling, Obama was even invited to the couple's wedding.

Perry is the Perry in Hollingsworth vs. Perry, the official name of the complex case that the SCOTUS issued its much-anticipated ruling on this morning.

The justices concluded that the decision of two lower courts to strike down Prop 8 - California's gay marriage ban - would stand as the final word on the bill.

The proponents of the controversial same-sex marriage ban could not challenge those rulings, the court ruled, when the state itself would not do so.

In what will go down as a landmark day for gay rights, the nation's highest court also struck down DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, on Wednesday.

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Sad day in america.

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@ metalguy

i disagree....it's a GREAT day in america for EQUAL RIGHTS....however, the FIGHT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN ALL STATES IS NOT OVER. ALISA

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