Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Is a Win 'For Humanity,' Neon Trees Singer Tyler Glenn Says

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Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees performs in concert at Emo's on June 17, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

In March 2014, Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn came out as gay in a Rolling Stone interview, opening up about being raised Mormon and watching his childhood church fight against marriage equality during the Prop 8 battle in California. Now, just over a year later, he is celebrating as gay marriage is officially legal in all 50 states, thanks to Friday's (June 26) Supreme Court ruling.

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Below, Glenn shares his exclusive thoughts on the major milestone:

My boyfriend texted me the a screenshot of the news this morning. I was still waking up and part of me immediately thought, "Um, is this a marriage proposal? It's only been 5 months."

Then I let the news sink in, and I thought of me in 2008 (6 years before I'd come out) sitting in a theater watching a matinee of Milk.

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I thought of how integral Harvey Milk was in effecting my own story, and the true crusade towards equality. I thought how now many couples don't have to be as scared or afraid anymore. I began to cry, for the couples that can legally and lawfully say they're married, without fear.

This is truly a momentous day, a celebratory day. Not just for me or for us, but for humanity.


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