Dayton Police respond to couple celebrating over gay marriage ruling

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A Dayton couple was overwhelmed with excitement over the gay marriage ruling, earning them a visit from police.

Lorrie and Joy Tufano erupted in elation upon hearing the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday allowing gay couples to marry in all 50 states. They burst from their Eugene Avenue home, running in the street, with gay pride flags waving in the sky. In the midst of their excitement, they got a call from Dayton Police.

“I guess the neighbors called the cops on us because we were out celebrating through the streets,” exclaimed the Tufanos. “Now he’s our best friend. Yes, thank you officer.”

The couple has been together for 20 years now and was married in 2007 in Massachusetts. Now, they will be recognized as legally married in Ohio and also the rest of the U.S.

Now, the couple will not only have cheaper insurance, among other benefits, but they will also share a name.

They said despite having the police respond, they are planning on celebrating for the rest of the night.

“Everybody that’s finally recognized, Congratulations! We know the feeling,” exclaimed the couple. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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