In a landmark victory for equality, the United States Supreme Court today struck down the so-called 'Defense of Marriage Act' or DOMA, a law that prohibited the federal government from recognizing legally married same-sex couples. In a 5 to 4 ruling, the Court determined that DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment. In a 5-4 vote, the Court also denied standing in Hollingsworth v Perry, which challenged the constitutionality of California's anti-gay Proposition 8 or Prop. 8, a statewide ban on marriage equality. The decision will restore marriage equality in California. Find a rally to attend tonight in celebration at www.glaad.org/marriage.
Celebrities are rejoicing and discussing the positive rulings on Twitter today, expressing their happiness and support for marriage equality. Check out your favorite celebrity's tweets below, and see what Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Degeneres, Adam Lambert, Naya Rivera and more had to say this morning!
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) June 26, 2013
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) June 26, 2013
#Prop8 is mo more. Marriage equality & the freedom so many sought is here. At the end of the day we are ALL people who deserve equality!!
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) June 26, 2013
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 26, 2013
First Wendy, now DOMA gets the boot! Sometimes things are really great.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 26, 2013
DOMA and Prop 8 should get married.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) June 26, 2013
— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) June 26, 2013
— P!nk (@Pink) June 26, 2013
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) June 26, 2013
— Shay Mitchell (@shaymitch) June 26, 2013
IT'S TIME. We have reached the precipice of a new era in Americana. We will forever look back on this day and smile or frown in shame.
— Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310) June 26, 2013
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) June 26, 2013
BYE BYE BYE Prop 8 and DOMA!! (Had to!) Today we celebrate this huge victory. Tomorrow, we continue the fight for the rest of the states!!
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) June 26, 2013
down goes DOMA!!
— Wade Davis II (@Wade_Davis28) June 26, 2013
so long DOMA. here's to equal rights for all.
— Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) June 26, 2013
— Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) June 26, 2013
What a momentous day. All Americans are equal, no matter who you love. #LoveIsLove
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) June 26, 2013
— Andy Cohen (@BravoAndy) June 26, 2013
A good friend of mine just called me. One sentence explains his mood: tears of joy #MarriageEquality
— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) June 26, 2013
Annnnnd my inbox is full of save-the-dates! #TodayInHistory
— Chris Colfer (@chriscolfer) June 26, 2013
— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) June 26, 2013