On June 26, The Supreme Court declared The Defense of Marriage Act is "unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the 5th amendment," thereby giving legally married, same-sex couples, the same federal rights as heterosexual couples. The pending Prop 8 appeal was also dismissed.
Following the landmark decision [read it all here], celebrities took to Twitter in droves to praise SCOTUS on their decision!
Today marks a watershed moment in history and a tremendous victory for the principle of equality. The 5-4 decision... http://t.co/Hlxeof1qGZ— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 26, 2013
You’re damn right DOMA is unconstitutional!! #equalitymatters— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) 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
DOMA-it-just-lost-O Mr. Roboto! So, so happy for Edie, et al.— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) 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
Don't wanna traffic in stereotypes but let's be real: I'm gonna love a gay wedding.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 26, 2013
Down w DOMA! Something to be very proud of this upcoming July 4th. We are making beautiful progress for Equality! #proud— Adam Lambert (@adamlambert) June 26, 2013
A big day for equality and human rights. I'm smiling so big right now.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 26, 2013
DOMA is struck down! Snap!— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) June 26, 2013
Today is the day DOMA died and LOVE won!! Life, liberty the pursuit of happiness AND LOVE FOR ALL!!! #DOMA— Jennifer Carpenter (@J2thecarpenter) June 26, 2013
I like today. I like today a LOT! LOVE IS LOVE! NOH8!— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) June 26, 2013
I'm holding my children. My husband's hand is in mine. That's right. My HUSBAND. SCOTUS killed Prop 8. MarriageEquality in CA!!!!!!!!!!— Dan Bucatinsky (@danbucatinsky) June 26, 2013
Today is the greatest day so far in my life. Goodbye DOMA hello Equality.KT is crying with happiness.To everyone that backed this we thank u— Suze Orman (@SuzeOrmanShow) June 26, 2013
#DOMA down!— Troian (@SleepintheGardn) June 26, 2013
What a glorious day! #DOMA struck down by Supreme Court as unconstitutional! A huge thank you to all those who fought for us & supported us.— Johnny Weir-Voronov (@JohnnyGWeir) June 26, 2013
A good day for equality indeed! Now come on California...don't embarrass me.— Alison Brie (@alisonbrie) June 26, 2013
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