Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry, Christina Applegate, Kim Kardashian and many other celebs are celebrating the news that the law making gay marriage illegal in California has been overturned!
After months of campaigning, Hollywood has finally won. A-list celebs — both gay and straight — are tweeting up a storm after hearing the news that Prop 8, the law that made gay marriage illegal in Calif., was overturned Aug. 4.
“[Judge Walker] heard in-depth arguments from both sides on fundamental questions of due process, equal protection and freedom from discrimination,” California’s governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told the LA Times, adding, “There are strong feelings on both sides of this issue, and I am glad that all viewpoints were respected throughout the proceedings. We should also recognize that there will continue to be different points of view in the wake of this decision.”
Immediately the Twitter-verse lit up with celebratory tweets from some of Hollywood’s biggest celebs:
Ellen DeGeneres: “This just in: Equality Won!”
Portia de Rossi: “I am ecstatic that proposition 8 has been overturned in the state of California. This is an incredibly exciting and historical day and a big step towards equal rights for all.”
Katy Perry: “FINALLY! Amazing! cnnbrk: California Proposition 8 ruled unconstitutional by federal judge; Same-sex marriage ban”
Paris Hilton: “What a huge historical day for equal rights in this country! They finally overturned Prop 8! There shouldn’t be a law on true love. :)”
Kim Kardashian: “Prop 8 was struck down! This news is amazing!!!! Its about time! Congrats to everyone!”
Christina Applegate: “I am crying with absolute joy! Thank you thank you thank you for letting equality win. All men are created equal! Period!!!”
Kelly Osbourne: “So happy over the news on prop8 its about time!”
Ricky Martin: “YEAHHHHH!!!!! #PROP8UNCONSTITUTIONAL MOVING FORWARD!!!!!!!! RT please.”