Meaning, they can now resume in California and receive federal rights and benefits.
Wayne Wolford says, "I, myself am not very happy with the situation."
Ana Nelsen adds, "Upset, sad that the nation would vote in that way. This is a Christian nations. I thought we would never see what’s happing."
But not everyone in Chattanooga feels the same way.
Actually, we got mixed reactions when we took our camera to the streets.
Devon Davis says, "Just because you love somebody of the same gender, it doesn’t set you apart from anybody else. I feel like we’re all equal in God’s eyes, so we shouldn’t discriminate with benefits."
Jacob Wright adds, "I think they should do it in every other state too."
12 states and the District of Columbia have already legalized gay marriage.
Residents on both sides say Wednesday’s historic vote will pave the way for more states to jump on board.
Davis says, "I feel like it’s coming anyway."
Nelsen adds, "Now, it’s going to get worse. Other states are just going to vote the same kind of laws."
Now, we’re told some of the changes will not go into effect overnight, like same-sex marriages in California, rather in about one month’s time.
Wolford adds, "I see it as a change and we just have to deal with it, simple as that."