Some reactions to Thursday's historic California Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. The court's decision overturns a 2000 voter-approved ban on gay marriage. This paves the way for gay marriage in the nation's most populous state.

“At the end of the day, this is about real people and their lives. This is about their families. It doesn't get much more personal than this. ...This is an extraordinary day. This an extraordinary moment,” said San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newson, who had given out gay marriage licenses in 2004.

“I respect the court's decision and as governor, I will uphold its ruling,” said California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has vetoed previous gay marriage legislation.

“Essentially, this boils down to love. We love each other. We now have equal rights under the law... We're going to get married. No Tupperware, please,” said Robin Tyler, a plaintiff in the case along with her partner Diane Olson.

“What an outrage,” said Focus on the Family Chairman James Dobson, who urged passage of a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

“ historical turning point for families in California and across the nation. [The California Supreme Court has] struck down any notion that some families are less worthy of full legal recognition than others,” said PFLAG Executive Director Jody M. Huckaby.

“When I first heard the news I felt the same way I did when it happened here [Massachusetts], it brought tears to my eyes,” said CEO Charlotte Robinson , who is currently working on a documentary on gay marriage.