Hollywood Reacts To Supreme Court Ruling On Prop 8 & DOMA (Updated)
Gay rights supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, D.C. / inset: Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi -- Getty Premium
Hollywood took to Twitter on Wednesday morning after the Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and also found that anti-gay marriage advocates had no standing to appeal the ruling that had overturned California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage.
Here's what Hollywood is saying about the two historic victories in the fight for marriage equality:
Leonardo DiCaprio: "Historic day. Well done #SCOTUS. RT @GLAAD: Supreme Court affirms that #DOMA is unconstitutional!"
Ellen DeGeneres: "It's a supremely wonderful day for equality. Prop 8 is over, and so is DOMA. Congratulations everyone. And I mean everyone."
Lady Gaga: "We stand tall today.#DomaStruckDown So many fought for so long. Be proud, the prejudice are now the minority."
Ben Affleck: "Big news from the Supreme Court. Goodbye #DOMA #Prop8. Hello #equality."
Lena Dunham: "Don't wanna traffic in stereotypes but let's be real: I'm gonna love a gay wedding."
Ricky Martin: "#PROP8 IS GONE! #DOMA IS GONE! #SCOTUS #LoveIsLove"
Wanda Sykes: "As Shug Avery said, "I's married now!" Prop 8 DEAD!"
Neil Patrick Harris: "DOMA-it-just-lost-O Mr. Roboto! So, so happy for Edie, et al... And Prop 8 was dismissed?!? Huzzah! Christmas comes six months early this year! (Less one day...)"
Demi Lovato: "Gay, straight, lesbian, bi.. No one is better than any one else. What an incredible day for California AND for equality."
Kristen Bell: "You're damn right DOMA is unconstitutional!! #equalitymatters... @daxshepard will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove"
Ellen Page: "DOMA is struck down! Snap!"
Busy Philipps: I am SO beyond happy to wake up to the news of DOMA and Prop 8 being voted unconstitutional! FINALLY!"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: "Victory for marriage in California as #Prop8 is struck down. Small but substantial steps toward #MarriageEquality for all!"
"Real Housewives" Star Kyle Richards: "Yes!!! What an incredible day! So happy to see this day finally is here! #equality #DOMA #prop8 #LoveIsLove"
Mark Ruffalo: Hey! You know what? The Kids Are All Right! Defense of marriage falls! We chose love over hate! Goodbye #DOMA... Congratulations everyone! Love wins over bigotry! #Doma falls. Thanks for Prop8 and the parade of fake science and bigotry that followed"
Bravo's Andy Cohen: "I never dreamed I would see this day. The whole world has changed for us all. I can't believe it!!"
Suze Orman: "Today is the greatest day so far in my life. Goodbye DOMA hello Equality.KT is crying with happiness.To everyone that backed this we thank u"
Alison Brie: "A good day for equality indeed! Now come on California...don't embarrass me."
Kal Penn: "A good day for equality indeed! Now come on California...don't embarrass me."
Adam Lambert: "Down w DOMA! Something to be very proud of this upcoming July 4th. We are making beautiful progress for Equality! #proud"
William Shatner: "Very pleased about the Supreme Courts rulings today on DOMA and gay marriage in CA."
Russell Brand: "If you're gay married in California your gay marriage is now legal. Good. #allmarriageisabitgay"