In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. And the majority of Hollywood was rapturous.
Ellen DeGeneres, George Takei and Joe Jonas many others have taken to social media to celebrate the decision.
“Love won. #MarriageEquality,” DeGeneres tweeted to her nearly 45 million followers.
Takei, the actor and activist, was heartfelt in his message to his followers: “My eyes shine with tears as marriage equality is ruled the law of the land. What a pride weekend it shall be!” And then he soon got more Takei-esque, posting a cartoon of a person in front of a computer being pelted by a rainbow, the symbol of gay pride, coming through the screen.
Veteran actors Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, wearing matching "Stonewall Inn" T-shirts, posted a video to Vine in which McKellen said, “Well done, Supreme Court. About time,” as Queen’s “We Are the Champions” played in the background.
Even the “Game of Thrones” Twitter account got in on the celebrating with a tweet that read: “Be proud. #equality #SCOTUSMarriage”
The entertainment industry has long been a source of strong and outspoken support for gay rights.
In a 2006 Esquire article, Brad Pitt said that he and Angelina Jolie “will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.” (They jumped the gun a bit, marrying last year)
When Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriage, passed in California in 2008 and similar initiatives took hold nationwide, many stars voiced their opposition.
And donations for President Obama’s reelection in 2012 came flooding in from Hollywood when he shifted his stance on same-sex marriage.
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