Rarely do tears stream down my face while writing a post, but this post – Damn! What an amazing way to start off the day! What a great day for human rights (with the Texas abortion bill victory – go Wendy Davis!).
Twitter was flooded with celebrities reacting to the news that the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday and declared that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go to all other married couples.
The decision is a landmark win for the gay rights movement. It voids a section of the law known as DOMA, which was adopted with bipartisan support in Congress in 1996 to deny all benefits and recognition to same-sex couples.
The Supreme Court also cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California as the justices, in a procedural ruling, turned away the defenders of Proposition 8.
Chief Justice John Roberts, speaking for the 5-4 majority, said the private sponsors of Prop. 8 did not have legal standing to appeal after the ballot measure was struck down by a federal judge in San Francisco.
Launch the gallery to check out all the amazing tweets by celebrities reacting to the news!
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