Celebs continue to celebrate the downfall of DOMA and Prop 8

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!

 

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.