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Celebs tweet support for marriage equality, celebrate downfall of DOMA and Prop. 8

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In a landmark victory for equality, the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key section of 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.

Celebrities and LGBT advocates including GLAAD spokespeople Wilson Cruz and Omar Sharif, Jr. discussed the rulings on Twitter, 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 the morning of the decision and support from Shay Mitchell, Lance Bass, Pink, Chris Colfer and more later that afternoon.

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