Celebrities Tweet Support for Marriage Equality as DOMA Goes Down
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, and Prop 8 as unconstitutional, some of our favorite celebrities and public figures took to Twitter to voice their support for marriage equality. In honor of the Supreme Court’s decision, I’ve decided to round up what tweets I’ve come across to throw a makeshift Twitter party here on Rickey.org! I’ll continue to add to the list of supporters as I come across these inspiring messages.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2013
I AM EQUAL
— Rosie (@Rosie) June 26, 2013
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) June 26, 2013
— Jessica Sanchez (@JessicaESanchez) June 26, 2013
a great day to be gay! so much gratitude to all the people who fought so hard for this historic milestone. equality forever.
— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) June 26, 2013
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) June 26, 2013
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) June 26, 2013
I applaud all the hard work of everyone who worked so tirelessly to make today possible. http://t.co/wP9GWajguy
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) 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
Beautiful news this morning! A historic day for the US and equality. #LoveIsLove
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) June 26, 2013
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) June 26, 2013
Any straight person complaining about the Supreme Court striking down DOMA should be forced to hire a heterosexual wedding planner.
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) June 26, 2013
— Jason Collins (@jasoncollins34) June 26, 2013
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) June 26, 2013
— Deepak Chopra (@DeepakChopra) June 26, 2013
DOMA UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!! America, fuck yeah, baby!!!!
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 26, 2013
To all Twitter followers. I had two Tweets ready to go. I hit the wrong button. I am happy today about the Supreme Court ruling!!
— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) June 26, 2013
We are all equal and have the right to love. So proud to be an American. #equality
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) June 26, 2013
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 26, 2013
Equality for all. DOMA is unconstitutional! As a US citizen & human being, I defend the right of ALL to live free of prejudice of any kind.
— Sandra Lee (@SandraLee) 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
Federal benefits for all marriages! I didn't think I would be so emotional over a ruling I expected. Tears of joy!!
— Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310) June 26, 2013
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) June 26, 2013
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) June 26, 2013
The desire for equal standing has led to great advances in our freedom. On marriage equality, it will not be defeated http://t.co/ISp1tO2Eqe
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) June 26, 2013
Yaaaaaay! Now the wedding planners can get married!! Congrats LGBT community! XC
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) June 26, 2013
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
Remember the old days when #DOMA was around and gay people couldn't get married in California? Crazy right!?
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) June 26, 2013
Im happy for my gay & lesbian friends. Cheers to gorgeous, wonderful & beautiful weddings, long, happy & fruitful lives and then dying.
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) June 26, 2013
— Kyle Richards (@KyleRichards18) June 26, 2013
A historic step forward #MarriageEquality
— Ramona Singer (@ramonasinger) June 26, 2013
— Heather Dubrow (@HeatherDubrow) June 26, 2013
Lot of amazing history going down the past few days. So exciting to be alive for it.
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) June 26, 2013
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) June 26, 2013
I'm so happy about today's decision I could kiss a man! http://t.co/rqsWeibdMs
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) 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
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) June 26, 2013
YES. EQUALITY. #PrideConnectsUs ????????????
— ke$ha (@keshasuxx) June 26, 2013
— Macklemore (@macklemore) June 27, 2013
So happy for all my friends #marriageequality
— Ashley Benson (@AshBenzo) June 26, 2013
— Troian (@SleepintheGardn) June 26, 2013
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) June 26, 2013
— Pia Toscano (@PiaToscano) June 26, 2013
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 26, 2013
If you're gay married in California your gay marriage is now legal. Good. #allmarriageisabitgay
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) June 26, 2013
Though there is still a bit of a journey ahead of us, a monumental step in the right direction has been taken. Let's keep walking, friends.
— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) June 26, 2013
— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) June 26, 2013
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) June 27, 2013
— Shay Mitchell (@shaymitch) June 26, 2013
— David Yost (@David_Yost) June 26, 2013
— Mark Ruffalo (@Mruff221) June 26, 2013
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) June 26, 2013
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) June 26, 2013
DOMA is dead. Prop 8 is dead. Now let's bring my big, gay marriage to @IMKristenBell to Life!!!!
— dax shepard (@daxshepard1) June 26, 2013
You can learn more about the Supreme Court’s decision via the CNN video below:
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You're f*ing kidding me, right? Bill Clinton, who signed DOMA into law; Hillary, who stood by her man and watched him do it; and Obama, who refused to repeal it -- even though they all supposedly (eventually) embraced marriage equality? It pains me the cynical lengths politicians will go to take credit for something they actually fought against. Well, good show, I guess. Good luck in 2016, Hills.
I smiled when Carrie Preston said she wanted to renew her vows with Michael Emerson to celebrate with all their friends that can now get married.
*scrolls down* Yay! Yay! Eww, it's that charlatan Deepak Chopra. Thanks, but no thanks. I think you should post the other side too. You know, equal treatment for bigots.
@Quinntes amen! Obama had total control for two years and didn't repeal. DOMA only existed because Bill Clinton signed it. Even better, if Democrats Jerry Brown or Kamala Harris had DONE THEIR JOBS as CA Governor or Secretaries of State and appealed Prop 8, the Supreme Court would've been forced to decide the issue itself for the whole nation instead of deciding the proponents of Prop 8 had no legal standing to appeal, leaving the initial lower court ruling intact and impacting Californians only. Democrats want the political credit, won't accept any blame, won't take any real risks. Shameless. These decisions are footnotes at best.
@jpfajardo Ha! There are a few Real Housewives and politicians in that mix, and you go for Chopra?!