The 17 Best Celeb Tweets About Gay Marriage Victory in Supreme Court
It’s a great day for gay rights!
Today the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the federal Defense of Marriage Act today, ruling legally married same-sex couples cannot be denied the rights afforded to other married couples.
The court also declined to decide the case of California’s Proposition 8, essentially making gay marriage legal in the country’s most populous state. With this decision, 30 percent of Americans now live in a state that allows gay marriage.
Celebrities — and everyone, really — joyously celebrated the news on Twitter. Here are 17 of the best responses, some inspirational, some witty:
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2013
It’s a supremely wonderful day for equality. Prop 8 is over, and so is DOMA. Congratulations everyone. And I mean everyone.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 26, 2013
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) June 26, 2013
YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!! LOVE WINS! #SupremeCourt
— Ross Mathews (@helloross) June 26, 2013
Emotional and poignant images from today’s DOMA & Prop 8 celebrations http://t.co/H8DvOQqhby
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) June 26, 2013
Goodbye Prop 8 & DOMA! Hello #MarriageEquality & the most fantastic weddings any of us have ever seen.
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) June 26, 2013
BYE BYE BYE Prop 8 and DOMA!! (Had to!) Today we celebrate this huge victory. Tomorrow, we continue the fight for the rest of the states!!
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) June 26, 2013
— MTV (@MTV) June 26, 2013
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) June 26, 2013
DOMA and Prop 8 should get married.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) June 26, 2013
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) June 26, 2013
No one be shocked if I get married and pregnant with a daughter today in a slightly premature fit of joy #americathebeautiful
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 26, 2013
Gay, straight, lesbian, bi.. No one is better than any one else. What an incredible day for California AND for equality.
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) June 26, 2013
DOMA has been held unconstitutional, 5-4 decision authored by Justice Kennedy. Oh happy day!
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 26, 2013
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) June 26, 2013
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) June 26, 2013
so long DOMA. here’s to equal rights for all.
— Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) June 26, 2013