COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) Sunday marked one year since the U.S. Supreme Court made the 5-4 decision to legalize same-sex marriage. Celebrations were held across the country, but there are groups working to reverse the decision.
Jim Obergefell led the case as the plaintiff in the landmark decision. One year later, he is back on the steps of the Supreme Court.
National CBS spoke to Obergefell about the historic event.
"I think about the last time I was here, when this plaza was filled with thousands of people and this incredible sense of joy," Obergefell said. "Love does win."
In the Colorado Springs community, an event was held Sunday to celebrate the decision. A crowd gathered on the steps of City Hall. Springs Equality, Citizens Project, Club Q and Inside Out led the event. They say they want to create a better and more positive environment for those in the LGBTIQ community.
“This has been a long time coming, a hard fight for generations to be able to earn the basic right to just marry who you love," said Jake Walker, president and CEO of Springs Equality.
11 News asked if those hosting the event remembered the exact moment the decision passed last year.
“Just jumping up and down in tears, just in awe … like, is this even real, is this a dream, pinch me," Walker said. "It was one of the greatest moments of my life.”
“I was in my car," said Joy Garscadden of Citizens Project. "I was actually listening to the live stream of the decision and I was in the drive through getting food and started crying.”
However, not everyone is pleased with the decision. Many groups are working to overturn the ruling.
The president of the National Organization for Marriage, Brian Brown, says it's unconstitutional.
"The United States Supreme Court did not have any jurisdiction or right to redefine the nature of marriage and to steal from the people their right to vote on such questions," said Brown. "The decision, I believe, will be overturned."