It was just a few years ago that Karen Bailey and Nelda Major stood on the Supreme Court steps as representatives of Arizona, advocating for same-sex marriage.
"50-years-ago when we were still deep in the closet, I wasn't sure we would ever see this day in our lifetime," said Karen Bailey.
This morning, the couple stood together with millions who celebrated the decision handed down by the Supreme Court.
"It really is an amazing thing, and I have to tell you all those people who ask me all the time, does it feel different once you get married? It really does," she said.
Sheila Clefcorn is co-founder of competitive Arizona, a coalition unveiled during a press conference held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The organization plans to promote economic equality for all Arizonans. It's a job Angela Houghy, a co-founder, says has just begun.
"So this is a wonderful step, we need to continue moving forward to ensure that Arizona is truly open to business for everyone," said Angela Houghy.
Houghy who married her partner 7 1/2 years ago in California says she is overjoyed with the decision but is already focused on making sure every couple is treated fairly.