SEATTLE - It was the happiest of happy hours in places like Seattle's Capitol Hill.
"Everybody raise a glass," shouted Louise Chernin over a microphone inside the Lobby Bar. "To all those for so many years who fought for this day, we thank you and celebrate you."
The couple hundred people roared back in support, lifting the free champagne which was generously poured inside.
It was the typical scene in a city which has overwhelmingly supported same sex marriage, and adopted many policies in support of gay rights.
"It is really a culmination of forty years," said Chernin, the CEO of the Greater Seattle Business Association. "(To) have your families and partners recognized, we all want to pinch ourselves."
The party followed another rally at the steps of the Nakamura Federal Courthouse.
"Making it real across the nation is a big thing," said Todd Haller, as he clutched his husband Bob Chambers. The two were married, under Washington law, last December.
Chambers described what he thought we he heard about the court's decision.
"We're like oh my gosh! So we sat and watched the news, and, I might have cried just a little bit," admitted Chambers.
The rally included speeches from same-sex campaign organizer Anne Levinson, and Senator Ed Murray, who pushed for a state law and is also running for Seattle Mayor. The current Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, and King County Sheriff John Urquhart stood in the crowd, and applauded the proceedings.
Some rallygoers held signs, like Sebastian Pallais-Axef.
"My moms are getting married next Wednesday at the courthouse," said the 9-year-old, who has only known one federal law during his short life. "It basically means they can now get married and I feel very good about that."
The landmark decisions come just days before the Pride Festival in Seattle. City Hall will fly the pride flag on Saturday, and the Mariners will fly the flag at Safeco Field on Sunday becoming the first ever professional sports franchise to do so.