On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, giving legally married same-sex couples the same federal rights as heterosexual couples. The courts also struck down Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriage in California.
Naturally, after the announcement was made, social media began blowing up with reactions to the overturning of the laws — and celebs are right in on the action, showing their support for same sex marriage. Check out what some stars are saying on Twitter:
“Gay, straight, lesbian, bi.. No one is better than any one else. What an incredible day for California AND for equality.” -Demi Lovato
“So happy for
#equality #loveislove !! My friends deserve THE BEST. ❤❤❤” - Snooki
“Yes!!! What an incredible day! So happy to see this day finally is here!
#equality #DOMA #prop8 #LoveIsLove” – Kyle Richards
“Big news from the Supreme Court. Goodbye
#DOMA #Prop8. Hello #equality.” – Ben Affleck
“It’s a supremely wonderful day for equality. Prop 8 is over, and so is DOMA. Congratulations everyone. And I mean everyone.” – Ellen DeGeneres
“And Prop 8 was dismissed?!? Huzzah! Christmas comes six months early this year! (Less one day…)” -Neil Patrick Harris
“Remember the old days when
#DOMA was around and gay people couldn’t get married in California? Crazy right!?” – Jesse Tyler Ferguson
“Down w DOMA! Something to be very proud of this upcoming July 4th. We are making beautiful progress for Equality!
#proud” – Adam Lambert
“Proud to be an American on a day like today.
#DOMA found unconstitutional. Equality and love overrule <3″ - Sarah Hyland
“Don’t wanna traffic in stereotypes but let’s be real: I’m gonna love a gay wedding” – Lena Dunham
“Historic day. Well done
#SCOTUS.” -Leonardo DiCaprio
“You’re damn right DOMA is unconstitutional!!
“What a major step forward for
#marriageequality—beyond excited & proud of this country today! #loveislove @ BarackObama” -Rachel Zoe
“Beautiful news this morning! A historic day for the US and equality.
#LoveIsLove” – Bethenny Frankel