After a federal judge ruled that Prop 8 was unconstitutional on Wednesday, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier of Berkeley, the two women who brought the case, spoke out at a press conference in San Francisco.

One poignant thought from Perry: “For so long, Sandy and I and our family have been regarded as less than, unequal, not worthy of the pursuit of happiness under the law. This decision says that we are Americans, too. We, too, should be treated equally. Our family is just as loving, just as real and just as valid as everyone elses.”

Video courtesy of Shaky Hand Productions and SFGate.

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Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...