The former ‘Cosby Show’ and ‘That’s So Raven!’ star wants the world to know she’s coming out.
Raven-Symone Gay — ‘Cosby Show’ Star Comes Out On Twitter
Raven-Symone took to Twitter to say, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you” — which led us to think she was referring to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn The Defense of Marriage Act and dismiss California’s Prop 8 appeal.
Raven confirmed our suspicions to toofab, saying:
“I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted. I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to.”
Raven took to Twitter to celebrate the fact that gay marriage was legalized in in Rhode Island and Minnesota this week.
Her rep adds, “Raven is not getting married. She was just supporting the fact that she heard on NPR that more states legalized gay marriage today.”
In 2012, Raven responded to rumors about her sexuality, tweeting, “My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m datings to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life.”
“That is my right as a HUMAN BEing whether straight or gay,” she added. “To tell or not to tell. As long as I’m not harming anyone.”
Celebrities React To DOMA Ruling
Many other celebrities took to Twitter in June 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
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”
Tegan and Sara: “AND DOWN #DOMA GOES!!! WHAT A HUGE DAY FOR AMERICA !!! CONGRATS EVERYONE!!!”
Ricky Martin: “#SCOTUS Justice for all! #DOMA IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!!”
Melissa Etheridge: “Remember where you are today, history is made…supreme court Strikes down DOMA!”
Piers Morgan: “RIP bigotry. #SCOTUS #DOMA”
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”
HollywoodLifers, are YOU proud of Raven for coming out on Twitter? Let us know!
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- Queen Latifah Comes Out As A Lesbian
- Charice Comes Out: ‘Yes, I’m A Lesbian’