Obama phone call to gay couple: 'Have a great celebration'
26 June 2013 Last updated at 23:30 BST
The US Supreme Court has overturned a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman only.
The decision means that legally-married gay men and women are entitled to claim the same federal benefits available to opposite-sex married couples.
Chris Perry and her partner Sandy Steer shared their celebrations with US President Barack Obama when he made a call to gay rights campaigner Chad Griffin.