It’s a historic day for America. The Supreme Court ruled today, with a vote of 5-4, that gay marriage would be legal nationwide. Across all 50 states now, same-sex couples be allowed to marry no matter where they live, and individual states may no longer reserve the right to marry for only heterosexual couples.
“The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan were the four other justices that shared his opinion, giving them the five versus four majority over Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel A. Alito Jr.
The Supereme Court’s decision on gay marriage today has led to an outpouring of responses from celebrities on Twitter, the majority of which have been, of course, very positive. We gathered up some of the best ones that showcased what a monumental day for our country this truly is.
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins
— President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015
Guy 1: YAY, WE CAN FINALLY GET MARRIED!!! Guy 2: Well,…there’s no need to rush into it. — Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) June 26, 2015
i am so overwhelmed with gratitude for the wisdom of our Supreme Court – and the courage of… https://t.co/kPsuQ9YBzA
— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) June 26, 2015
ALL 50 STATES!!!! 😭 So happy. Times are changing my friends. We have such a long way to go and so… https://t.co/lp6wDLfGmQ
— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) June 26, 2015
Hugely emotional that marriage equality has finally come to the U.S. History! Love ALWAYS wins. ❤️❤️❤️
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) June 26, 2015
My eyes shine with tears as marriage equality is ruled the law of the land. What a pride weekend it shall be! http://t.co/1tkjdzQ8u5
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 26, 2015
👏👏👏👏💍💍💍💍💍💍😍😍😍😍🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈❤️💙💚💛💜 PROUD to be American today.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) June 26, 2015
It’s a new day. Thank you Supreme Court. Thank you Justice Kennedy. Your opinion is profound, in more ways than you may know. #huzzah
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) June 26, 2015
Today is beautiful 🇺🇸💞💍
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 26, 2015
LOVE WINS!!!!!!! WE ARE EQUAL!!!!!!!! Ps. Somebody marry me, quick!!!!!
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 26, 2015
But personally, I think the Game of Thrones Twitter account had my favorite tweet of all. I might be a little biased, though. Was always a Renly fan.
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) June 26, 2015
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