On the campus of Houston's biggest public University the court's landmark ruling resonated with some more deeply than others.
For students Deanna Ward and Nina Lopez June 26th will be remembered as a day of liberty and emerging, irreversible equality.
"I was actually scheduled to work today and I told my boss I couldn't come in because this is so life changing to think that something like gay marriage is something I could see in my lifetime, something that could actually partake in," said Word.
"I don't have to feel that if I'm in love with my girlfriend and we want to get married i don't have to hide that," said Lopez.
On this campus and most others in America those who support gay marriage are in a growing and overwhelming majority. In the minds of many among this generation, the courts ruling struck down a fundamental unfairness.
"I think if they love each other, go for it. I really don't think its something government should have a say in at all, I don't think its any of their business," said Gabriel Ginn, a student at the University of Houston.
Among the two dozen UH students Fox 26 we spoke with only one objected to gay marriage and refused to express his views on camera for fear of being labeled a bigot.
An indication perhaps of an irreversible attitudinal shift.
"There's more people rallying around the idea. As a result, there are more people supporting it and so people feel more confidant coming out which i think is good. I feel people should be able to feel more comfortable in their own skin," said John De Guardi, a student visiting the UH campus.
"The more that people see that this is a real thing and that it's not bad and it doesn't hurt anybody it's not deviant I think that more people are going to be accepting of it," said Lopez.
"There's no doubt in my mind that its a better America today than it was yesterday," added Ward.