Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Rep. Barney Frank and Bishop Gene Robinson are among those featured in a video celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ruling in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, which made Massachusetts the first state where gay and lesbian couples could marry.

Ten years later, gay couples can exchange vows in 16 states plus the District of Columbia.

Goodridge really set the terms of the debate,” attorney Mary L. Bonauto, who argued the case, said in the five-and-a-half minute video. “And frankly, if it's possible, the decision looks even more wise and insightful 10 years out, than even it did at the time.”

Frank, the first openly gay member of Congress, said: “We finally got a reality with which to beat the prejudice to death. It was important for us to protect that reality in one state. And ultimately it would spread.”

“Ten years ago, the landmark Goodridge decision made it clear: No one should be discriminated against because of who they love,” Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said.

Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, added that it would be “hard to overstate the importance of the Goodridge case in our movement.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Thanks to the ruling in Goodridge, which turned 10 on Monday, at least 16,000 gay couples have married in Massachusetts.