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Athletes praising the Supreme Court's decision included Jason Collins, Robbie Rogers, Billie Jean King and Landon Donovan. 

By SI Wire
June 26, 2015

The United States Supreme Court ruled Friday that the Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marriage, drawing reaction from a host of athletes. 

The landmark decision effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The Court's 2013 decision ruling the crux of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and subsequent decisions from lower courts laid the groundwork for Friday's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. 

In response to the decision, a number of athletes and teams tweeted their support for marriage equality. Athletes offering their support for the Supreme Court's decision included L.A. Galaxy winger Robbie Rogers and former NBA player Jason Collins, two of the first openly gay professional athletes in the U.S. 

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