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Gay Pride Parade celebrates Supreme Court win

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Gay pride was on display in the Village on Sunday but this year's parade had added meaning for those celebrating a landmark victory in the Supreme Court.

Many of the parade goers and participants Sunday have been coming to the annual event for years but they say this year there is an undeniable feel of energy unlike any other.

"From 1 to 10 it's been an 11, this has been amazing," said one parade goer.

"This will be my first pride and it will be the best ever," added another.

One couple that's been together for 37 years, were marching with an extra pep in their step.

"While its New York pride this is American pride today -- it's exciting," said Tim Ware.

There were rainbows, wigs and dance moves as far as the eye could see, but perhaps the biggest star of the day …

Edie! Edie! 

84-year-old Edie Windsor, the woman who successfully sued to get the Defense of Marriage Act overturned in a landmark decided by the Supreme Court this week ensuring same-sex couples get the same benefits as straight couples.

"If someone had told me 50 years ago I would be the Marshall of New York City Gay Pride Parade in 2013 at age of 84 -- I never would have believed it," said Windsor.

"The entire world is different and we're never turning back and it's largely because of the bravery of individual Americans like Edie," said Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2011 signed the NYS Marriage Equality Act into law, was among the familiar faces marching on Sunday.

"I think everyone is excited it's just good to see society accept and society evolve," said Gov. Cuomo.

And while the excitement in the crowd was palpable, those marching in this parade – the culmination of a historic week say it is a day they will never forget.

"It's amazing; it's very historical and overwhelming."

"Oh my God this is history! This is like the Civil Rights march back in the 1960's here we are repeating ourselves again," said Lisa Padila, parade participant.

The parade is stretching down and wrapping up and Greenwich Village, which of course is the birthplace of the Gay rights movement.

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