Hollywood supports gay-marriage ruling

2013-06-27 08:07
Los Angeles - Hollywood has long been a vocal supporter of marriage equality, with some stars — including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie — saying they'd hold off on tying the knot until the right to wed was extended to all Americans.

With Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and clearing the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California, stars went online to share their elation:

— "Big news from the Supreme Court. Goodbye #DOMA #Prop8. Hello #equality." — Ben Affleck.

— "Historic day. Well done #SCOTUS." — Leonardo DiCaprio.

— "I look forward to exercising my American civil liberties... and getting fully, completely and legally married this year to my true love of over three years, Linda Wallem." — Melissa Etheridge in announcing her engagement.

— "It's a supremely wonderful day for equality. Prop 8 is over, and so is DOMA. Congratulations everyone. And I mean everyone." — Ellen DeGeneres.

— "#Prop8 is no more. Marriage equality & the freedom so many sought is here. At the end of the day we are ALL people who deserve equality!" — Marlee Matlin.

— "@daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove" — Kristen Bell to her fiance, Dax Shepard. The couple previously said they'd wait to wed until it was legal for everyone.

— "After many prayers and tears, A historic day for Justice and Equality for ALL. Goodbye #DOMA Goodbye #Prop8 Hello Love." — Pauley Perrette.

— "We stand tall today.#DomaStruckDown So many fought for so long. Be proud, the prejudice are now the minority." — Lady Gaga.

— "Remember the old days when #DOMA was around and gay people couldn't get married in California? Crazy right!?" — Jesse Tyler Ferguson of "Modern Family."

— "I am standing on the right side of history. I stand with @HRC for marriage equality. #SCOTUS #time4marriage" — Alicia Keys, who included a link to the Human Rights Campaign's website.

— "Awesome, awesome day to be an American. Yay, marriage equality!!!!! Knew it was coming. Glad it was today. Congrats, Us!" — Martha Plimpton.

— "Today my heart soars, and my faith in the promise of our great nation is renewed. Now, if there's anything we gays know how to do well, it is to celebrate! Let the joy of this day ring out with PRIDE." — George Takei, on Facebook.

— "Today, we celebrate. Tomorrow, we keep working for full equality for all and to bring the freedom to marry for gay couples to the 37 states that still remain." — Statement from Cyndi Lauper, founder of the True Colors Fund to end homelessness for lesbian, gay and transgender youth.

— "LOVE WINS X LOVE WINS X LOVE WINS X LOVE WINS X LOVE WINS ? LOVE WINS!!! X #marriageequality #equality #love #SCOTUS" — Sophia Bush.

— "Yeah, marriage equality!!!! On our way! #PeopleLikeUs #TieItUp" — Kelly Clarkson.


  • Matches Matthews - 2013-06-27 08:29

    the word sodomy is derived from Sodom as in Sodom and Gomorrah ... go figure

      Herman Leon Erasmus - 2013-06-27 08:36

      And your point is ? To each their own .

      Jacques Slabbert - 2013-06-27 09:42

      please explain to me how a lesbian couple (also gay) can sodomise ........ Matches you are really short sighted my friend .... and does straight men (some) not also sodomise women? Just a question....

  • James Blacksmith - 2013-06-27 08:34

    No kidding. How many lead actors do we actually think are completely straight? This is the 'theatre' after all.

  • Jacob Molife - 2013-06-27 08:56

    Now you gays how do you make babies? Just askin. Adopting promotes trafficking OR factory incubators mass production? How can we tell all Americans are cloned or not??No more grannies????????

      Jacques Slabbert - 2013-06-27 09:38

      Thanx to you Jacob ....... you will make gay babies after all. Where do you think gay babies come from ....... from straight mommies and straight daddies .... duh

  • Zibusiso Mzimzi - 2013-06-27 09:09

    satan is taking over the world shame

      Keri Stroebel - 2013-06-27 09:28

      Satan doesn't even exist ... LOVE WINS!

      Jacques Slabbert - 2013-06-27 09:40

      I will rather support a gay marriage proposal than live with corrupted politicians, child abusers, woman bashers, .... and short sighted ill informed people like you

  • Alta Steyn - 2013-06-27 10:03

    On your way to hell, Kelly Clarkson and Hollywood, on your way to hell, that is. And there are no Oscars in hell. Sorry.

      Herman Leon Erasmus - 2013-06-27 10:18

      Ok so you going to use Levitikus to judge that being gay is wrong , tell me do you enjoy Pork and prawns ? And what is a good price for selling children into slavery ? And dont plate more than one type crop on the same lands for heavens sake or you also going to hell . Dont cherry pick what you want from the bible and then use that to justify your narrow minded bigotry.

      Matthew Bossenger - 2013-06-27 10:25

      Alta - so how's the "not judging" thing working for you?

  • HelloParys FS - 2013-06-27 10:19

    Oh the ignorance of people is bliss. Why does other people sex lives bother you so much? Are yours so boring that you go looking at someone elses? But then again its funny to see how haters is fighting a losing battle. Love will always prevail.

  • Richard Cambo Campbell - 2013-06-27 11:33

    Love knows no discrimination.

  • Brian Alfonso - 2013-11-26 17:32

    sent gays to jail

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