Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) called the Supreme Court's ruling on his state's Proposition 8 a "step forward for equality and freedom" -- and went as far as to predict that clerks in California would begin issuing marriage licenses Wednesday.
"I imagine some forward-looking clerks may issue marriage licenses in California today," Takano told MSNBC. "I challenge clerks in California to do so."
Takano told MSNBC that he "sensed a change" in his district and in the state of California, as he was elected as that state's first openly gay member of Congress just four years after Prop 8's passage. He predicted that the celebrations would ripple far beyond both Washington and California.
"I imagine there will be dancing in the streets tonight in Washington and in cities across the country," he said.