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Celebrities React to Defense of Marriage Act's Unconstitutional Ruling

Celebrities React to Defense of Marriage Act's Unconstitutional Ruling

Celebrities are speaking out about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), calling it unconstitutional to restrict federal marriage benefits to same sex couples.

“DOMA singles out a class of persons deemed by a State entitled to recognition and protection to enhance their own liberty,” the Supreme Court ruling read.

“Down w DOMA! Something to be very proud of this upcoming July 4th. We are making beautiful progress for Equality! #proud” Adam Lambert tweeted.

Check out what celebrities had to say about the overruling inside…

“.@daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove” – Kristen Bell

“Bye bye DOMA & Prop 8. No one liked u anyway.” – Kevin McHale

“Supreme court: same sex marriage can resume in California So awesome!” – Ellen Page

“Remember the old days when #DOMA was around and gay people couldn’t get married in California? Crazy right!” – Jesse Tyler Ferguson

“Congrats to the Supreme Court for striking down the discriminatory ‘Defense of Marriage Act’. #EqualRights” – Kevin Zegers

“What a momentous day. All Americans are equal, no matter who you love. #LoveIsLove” – John Stamos

“So wonderful to wake up to all the news about the dismissal of Prop 8 and DOMA. Another great step for equality!” – Zelda Williams

“Big day for some of my good friends and for The US !! @jessetyler @JustinMikita @DRVW11 @JewdyGold @buckhollywood” – Melissa Joan Hart

“Man, the food at gay weddings is about to be off the hook. #foodisgoodbutequalityisbetter #MarriageEquality” – Harry Shum, Jr.

“If you’re gay married in California your gay marriage is now legal. Good. #allmarriageisabitgay” - Russell Brand

“#equality” – Wilson Bethel

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  • Kart

    The American Taliban loses this one.

  • J. Taylor

    It’s a great day for EQUALITY! <3

  • Gleaux

    Yaaaay!!! Equality wins!!!!

  • Bluebell


  • Dee

    Who’s equality? DOMA was ruled unconstitutional..fabulous, but they struck down part of the Voting Rights Act. Who’s equal in a democracy if you can’t vote?

  • http://firty yesgirl

    Where is Kirk Cameron’s response or Rush

  • :|

    equality? ha! that country is going down the road to hell

  • Toni

    @:|: Fantastic!

  • Toni

    Ooops, I did NOT mean my “Fantastic” comment to be a reply to the above poster :P

  • Mkhay

    I commend the USA for stepping up their game lately. Its a shame some people are such toxic human beings, this shouldn’t even be an issue in this day an age.

  • anonymous

    My gosh the US is still arguing about this?? Why is the US so behind in so many things like this. Canada and many European countries have had same sex marriage for ages. For such a progressive country the US is still living in the past when it comes to gender equality, same spouse marriage and other things like racism (still so prevalent in the US, less so in many other countries) US is obviously a very judgemental country, everyone has a different opinion!! (can’t even agree on heath care or gun control). It’s like it’s the year 1900 each and every day in the US.


    Hey gonna marry my dog now…excited

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  • Yep

    @anonymous: And yet more people seek to live in America than any country on earth? Hmm, why is that, because there is no country on earth like America. There is no line at the door to get into Canada or any Euro nation. LOL

  • CMM

    Harry Shum, Jr. wins.

  • http://computer David From Canada

    Congratulations U.S.A.! You’re going in the right direction now! Love is never wrong.

  • Jane

    @SHINE: Judging from your ridiculous statement, it would appear that you and are your dog have the same mental capacity, but good luck getting your dog to consent.

  • @Yep

    I have nothing against the US, but Canada and a few Euro countries have higher migration net rates than the US.

  • Fruitfly

    I am absolutely delighted! I’m not even gay and I feel excited for all of my friends who are finally being granted civil liberties!
    Thing is, this decision is a California decision that struck down the right of a lower court to consider an appeal of a private person. The Supreme Court did not rule on gay marriage; they essentially returned it to the state with a note about proper appeal.
    I don’t think the Supreme Court should legislate what consenting adults can and cannot get married; it should be a state issue, but what that means is that LGBT et al .must work in each state not so much to convince the politicians but to convince the people who vote for them.

    It WILL happen, albeit slowly, not unlike suffrage and Afro-American rights. We just can’t sit back and relax now.

  • avaya

    Good now the whole bunch can get a job.