This is what equality looks like: 30 inspiring photos from last night’s Marriage Equality Rally at Lake Eola

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Before the Supreme Court of the United States made its monumental decision on June 26 to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, which blocked federal recognition for same-sex marriage, Orlando's LGBT community and its allies had planned to hold Marriage Equality Rally at Lake Eola. That rally transformed into a tremendous celebration on Thursday night as hundreds of people dressed in red gathered to celebrate the decision – and to prepare to battle the next big obstacle to marriage-equality in Florida: Amendment 2, which is our own statewide ban on same-sex marriage. These photos taken at the rally showcase the diversity, optimism and dedication of the support for marriage equality in our midst. – Erin Sullivan

June 27, 2013 | Photos by Sean Rice and Constanza Ulloa-Colina