Prop 8 and DOMA Denied: Celebs Tweet Positive Reactions
The Supreme Court decided on two cases Wednesday, voting major victories for same-sex couples.
The court overturned a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive federal benefits.
The court also dismissed a case involving California's gay marriage ban, ruling that supporters of the ban did not have the legal standing, nor the right to appeal a lower court's decision striking down Proposition 8 as discriminatory.
Hollywood took to Twitter to show their approval:
Ellen DeGeneres: “It's a supremely wonderful day for equality. Prop 8 is over, and so is DOMA. Congratulations everyone. And I mean everyone.”
Leonardo DiCaprio: “Historic day. Well done #SCOTUS. RT @GLAAD: Supreme Court affirms that #DOMA is unconstitutional!”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “Remember the old days when #DOMA was around and gay people couldn't get married in California? Crazy right!?”
Ben Affleck: “Big news from the Supreme Court. Goodbye #DOMA #Prop8. Hello #equality.”
Jamie Bell: “It's about time CA. #Prop8”
William Shatner: “Very pleased about the Supreme Courts rulings today on DOMA and gay marriage in CA.”
Neil Patrick Harris: DOMA-it-just-lost-O Mr. Roboto! So, so happy for Edie, et al…. And Prop 8 was dismissed?!? Huzzah! Christmas comes six months early this year! (Less one day…)”
Simon Pegg: “Gay weddings, f**k yeah! Well done SCOTUS on a KO for DOMA. Love wins, flawless victory. Party in WEHO!!!”
Mark Ruffalo: “Hey! You know what? The Kids Are All Right! Defense of marriage falls! We chose love over hate! Goodbye #DOMA”
Lena Dunham: “Don't wanna traffic in stereotypes but let's be real: I'm gonna love a gay wedding.”