In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.
The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits.
Many celebrities took to Twitter to react to the ruling.
It's a supremely wonderful day for equality. Prop 8 is over, and so is DOMA. Congratulations everyone. And I mean everyone.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 26, 2013
DOMA unconstitutional!— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) June 26, 2013
DOMA and Prop 8 should get married.— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) June 26, 2013
Gay, straight, lesbian, bi.. No one is better than any one else. What an incredible day for California AND for equality.— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) June 26, 2013
Down w DOMA! Something to be very proud of this upcoming July 4th. We are making beautiful progress for Equality! #proud— Adam Lambert (@adamlambert) June 26, 2013
We are all equal and have the right to love. So proud to be an American. #equality— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) June 26, 2013
so long DOMA. here's to equal rights for all.— Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) June 26, 2013
Bye bye DOMA & Prop 8. No one liked u anyway.— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) June 26, 2013
.@ChickfilA Any specials today?— rob delaney (@robdelaney) June 26, 2013
Hey! You know what? The Kids Are All Right! Defense of marriage falls! We chose love over hate! Goodbye #DOMA— Mark Ruffalo (@Mruff221) June 26, 2013
#DOMA is dead!!!!!!!!!!! Wow wow wow what a HUGE day for our country. Finally, finally.— Brooklyn Decker (@BrooklynDecker) June 26, 2013
Any straight person complaining about the Supreme Court striking down DOMA should be forced to hire a heterosexual wedding planner.— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) June 26, 2013
Today is the day DOMA died and LOVE won!! Life, liberty the pursuit of happiness AND LOVE FOR ALL!!! #DOMA— Jennifer Carpenter (@J2thecarpenter) June 26, 2013
DOMA and Prop 8 have been overturned. This is a massive day for HUMAN rights. #loveislove— Abraham Lim (@realabrahamlim) June 26, 2013
The Associated Press contributed to this report.