Hooray! June 26 is a historic day in the United States, as the Supreme Court ruled against the Defense of Marriage Act, meaning married gay couples will get the same benefits as straight couples.
On June 26, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive federal benefits. Same sex marriage is now legal again in California. This is such wonderful news, and celebrities such as President Obama, Alicia Keys, Lena Dunham, Kristen Bell and more have taken to Twitter to react.
Celebrities React To The End Of DOMA
Many celebrities took to Twitter to react to DOMA being struck down:
President Obama: “Today’s DOMA ruling is a historic step forward for #MarriageEquality. #LoveIsLove”
Alicia Keys: “I am standing on the right side of history. I stand with @HRC for marriage equality. #SCOTUS #time4marriage
Ross Mathews: “DOMA UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!! #scotus #supremecourt”
Sam Champion: “whew… DOMA unconstitutional #scotus. equal dignity and equal rights” #scotus”
Lena Dunham: “First Wendy, now DOMA gets the boot! Sometimes things are really great.”
RuPaul: “Sashay away #DOMA!’
Kristen Bell: “You’re damn right DOMA is unconstitutional!! #equalitymatters”
Adam Shankman: “#DOMA IS DEAD!!! #SCOTUS has done the right thing, and now the love of my life and I can get our constitutionally guarunteed rights! Wahooo!”
Christina Perri: “yay!!!! “@HRC: Supreme Court Strikes Down #DOMA!”
Tegan and Sara: “AND DOWN #DOMA GOES!!! WHAT A HUGE DAY FOR AMERICA !!! CONGRATS EVERYONE!!!”
Ricky Martin: “#SCOTUS Justice for all! #DOMA IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!!”
Marlee Matlin: ”DOMA is no more. Equality for many who were once denied Federal recognition is here. So wonderful.”
Melissa Etheridge: “Remember where you are today, history is made…supreme court Strikes down DOMA!”
Piers Morgan: “RIP bigotry. #SCOTUS #DOMA”
Michael Buckley: “I am crying tears of joy! WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY FOR AMERICA! Thank you to everyone who supported us!! THANK YOU!!!!! #MarriageEquality”
Andy Cohen: “I never dreamed I would see this day. The whole world has changed for us all. I can’t believe it!! #DOMA #Equality”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “Victory for marriage in California as #Prop8 is struck down. Small but substantial steps toward #MarriageEquality for all!”
Mia Farrow: “June 26,2013 #loveislove.”
Kevin McHale: “Bye bye DOMA & Prop 8. No one liked u anyway.”
Adam Lambert: “Down w DOMA! Something to be very proud of this upcoming July 4th. We are making beautiful progress for Equality! #proud”
JoAnna Garcia: “Today is a great day!!! #DOMA #SCOTUS #LoveIsLove #MarriageEquality.”
Lisa Bloom Explains What DOMA Will Mean For Gay Couples
Lisa Bloom, a legal analyst, explained exactly how his new act will effect married same sex couples:
There is no question that this is a sweeping historic decision for gay rights.
Federal government must extend benefits to same sex partners the same as they would to heterosexual partners.
In the DOMA case there was also, under the federal law, states don’t have to recognize other states same sex marriages. That was not before the court on this DOMA decision, so that still remains, but I would expect that to be struck down in a further challenge.
Lisa was asked if the ban was unconstitutional, and she replied: “There are a lot of technical grounds the court could rule on in the prop 8 case.”
Would it be a contradiction if they didn’t strike down prop 8?
Lisa says “not necessarily.”
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you glad to hear that DOMA was overruled?
– Eleanore Hutch
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