MT. AUBURN, Ohio (Angenette Levy) -- For more than 30 years, the congregation at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church has been on the front lines, fighting for equal rights for same-sex couples. The sanctuary has beautiful stained-glass windows but unlike other churches, it is decorated with rainbow banners for Pride Month. Even the communion table is covered in a rainbow of ribbons. "I feel like I'm on holy ground. For folks here it's been such a meaningful and celebratory time," said interim minister Barb Tesorero as she spoke about the congregation. "It's been ahead of its time, I think, and radically inclusive and a very gracious and compassionate community of faith that welcomes all." More than 10 years ago, the church's former minister, Steve Van Kuiken, performed same-sex marriages with his congregation's blessing. He continued to marry same-sex couples despite a rebuke from church elders. He was later defrocked. "For me it was matter of justice and equality. For me it was a matter of treating everybody with the same dignity," Rev. Van Kuiken said. He now works at a progressive Baptist church in Evanston, Illinois. Van Kuiken said at the time, some people thought that he and his church were taking things too far by marrying the couples. Years later, he said he's at peace with what happened. "I feel like I was on the right side of history when I was doing it. It's very sweet that this moment has come," Rev. Van Kuiken said. And as same-sex couples across the country celebrate the Supreme Court ruling, Mt. Auburn Presbyterian hopes to perform its first same-sex marriages in many years. "We'll wait until a couple approaches us," Rev. Tesorero said. Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church stopped performing all marriage ceremonies in its church. Rev. Tesorero said covenant ceremonies have been performed for couples. But, she said church members wanted to wait until all people had the right to marry before performing marriage ceremonies in the sanctuary. The congregation will now vote on changing its rules to allow the ceremonies. The Presbyterian Church voted in early 2015 to recognize same-sex marriages and allow the couples to be married in the church. Follow Angenette Levy on Twitter @angenette5, and LIKE her on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @Local12 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates!