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Celebrities are overwhelmingly jubilant about same-sex marriage ruling

Neil Patrick Harris

David Burtka and husband Neil Patrick Harris, right, in May. Harris thanked the Supreme Court for its ruling on same-sex marriage in a tweet on Friday.

(Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images)

Celebrities took to social media Friday to express jubilation over the Supreme Court’s ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

#LoveWins was the collective hashtag used by Kristen Bell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lady Gaga and so many others to welcome the ruling. Rainbow hearts illuminated news feeds as A-listers beamed with patriotism and American pride over the ruling.

Several shared news stories of historic weddings, while others got a bit more creative: “Will & Grace” alum Sean Hayes even created a music video with his husband to celebrate the momentous ruling.

Here’s a roundup of reactions:

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It’s a new day. Thank you Supreme Court. Thank you Justice Kennedy. Your opinion is profound, in more ways than you may know. #huzzah— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) June 26, 2015

Woke up to learn that love is free! Thank you to all those who fought so hard to make this historic moment happen.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 26, 2015

Weddings are about to get a lot less boring...— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 26, 2015

Let’s use this victory as a reminder to keep pushing for equality on every frontier. We have the power!— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 26, 2015

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gonna tweet something I never thought I would: !!!!!!!!!!!!! USA USA USA USA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) June 26, 2015

#Lovewins A photo posted by @ladygaga on Jun 26, 2015 at 10:45am PDT

Praying for ability to simultaneously hold room in my heart for joy about the SCOTUS decisions & heartache about #ClementaPinckney services— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) June 26, 2015

#MarriageEquaility!!!! A giant step towards our country being a better place to be!— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) June 26, 2015

#lovewins pic.twitter.com/xgEvPqvF63— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) June 26, 2015

Hugely emotional that marriage equality has finally come to the U.S. History! Love ALWAYS wins. ¿¿¿¿¿¿— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) June 26, 2015

stunning. Love. pic.twitter.com/OwznOOFAKX— Justin Mikita (@JustinMikita) June 26, 2015

pic.twitter.com/n8Tq4qecGg— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 26, 2015
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When I checked Twitter this morning #LoveWins pic.twitter.com/RYsPJKx1F2— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 26, 2015

What’s better than a supreme taco from Taco Bell? The Supreme Court of the United States. Thank you for making marriage...Posted by Sean Hayes on Friday, June 26, 2015
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=900460936676891

FINALLY Congratulations to love everywhere!!! #LoveWins and so does COMMON SENSE. Support love- ALWAYS. :) #SCOTUS— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) June 26, 2015

THIS IS WHY:At 11:53 a.m., 82yr old George Harris & 85yr old Jack Evans were married in Dallas https://t.co/V314aceO6Z pic.twitter.com/UhNzoayp1H— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) June 26, 2015

Sometimes the good guys win! We will inch closer and closer to the best versions of ourselves. #LoveWins— dax shepard (@daxshepard1) June 26, 2015

Really encouraged to be an American today... Love should live beyond labels & intolerance! #LoveWins #EqualityForAll ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) June 26, 2015

So proud of my country today!! #LoveWins— Courteney Cox (@CourteneyCox) June 26, 2015
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Our hearts are full for Dave, Dan, and Jaylah, and loving families in all 50 states. pic.twitter.com/OXouvCrUwa— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 26, 2015

I am so proud to live in this country. #MarriageEquaility— Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi) June 26, 2015

 

i am so overwhelmed with gratitude for the wisdom of our Supreme Court - and the courage of generations of LGBT crusaders who have fought hard and sacrificed much to lead us to this powerfully emotional and historic moment!!! what an amazing day for our community - and our country! A photo posted by Zachary Quinto (@zacharyquinto) on Jun 26, 2015 at 8:03am PDT

 

This was all you. #MarriageEquaility #thankyou #imeanthiswasus #wedidit #wewon— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) June 26, 2015

Six years ago I promised LGBT people federal equality from a very big stage. Today a monumental piece of that puzzle is in place. #LoveWins— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) June 26, 2015

 

Wow. So moved to hear such amazing news. What a beautiful day. Grateful to those who have worked so tirelessly for equality. #lovewins ¿¿¿¿— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) June 26, 2015

I am so very proud of America today. #LoveWins #MarriageEquaility https://t.co/Gr2lCWrgNT— Robin Lord Taylor (@robinlordtaylor) June 26, 2015

#LoveWins !!! My heart sings today. I am elated and proud -more than ever to be an American.— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) June 26, 2015

 

This is the result we wanted last night!!! Love above everything. A photo posted by elliegoulding (@elliegoulding) on Jun 26, 2015 at 7:17am PDT

 

Was wondering why my bedroom window had strangely blown open when I woke up. Now I know. Joy from the streets of NYC #LoveWins ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ partytime!— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) June 26, 2015

#MarriageEquaility! Such an amazing day. Santana would be proud— Naya Rivera Dorsey (@NayaRivera) June 26, 2015

Sometimes a great big smile is enough. Maybe a leap of pure joy & a whoop of delight. OK, a skip & a punch in the air too. #SCOTUSMarriage— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) June 26, 2015

Today is a beautiful day.. #LoveWins ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ pic.twitter.com/6vQY3aKMPc— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) June 26, 2015

I’m an ordained minister. And I don’t discriminate. #MarriageEquaility— Ben McKee (@benamckee) June 26, 2015

A GREAT VICTORY! Gay couples can now legally wed in the US and not a moment too soon! Thank you to those who’ve dedicated their lives...— sia (@Sia) June 26, 2015

I am proud to be an American today. #LoveWins #MarriageEquaility— Larry King (@kingsthings) June 26, 2015

Awesome day for America! ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ #MarriageEquaility #BoutTime pic.twitter.com/0MB60ZNy85— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) June 26, 2015

“This awful #SCOTUSMarriage ruling affects me in no way whatsoever!” -- everyone on Twitter holding a gun in their profile pic— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 26, 2015

Let LOVE rule! #LoveWins #MarriageEquaility ¿¿¿— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) June 26, 2015

Let’s head over to the Stonewall Inn! Start the party wherever you’re at! It’s slowly but surely becoming a New America #SCOTUSMarriage— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 26, 2015

Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins— President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015

BREAKING: Gay marriage law of land for 6 hours or so now - I can confirm wacko bird prediction of apocalypse as false as Myan prophecy— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) June 26, 2015

Incidentally, if there were negative tweets coming from entertainment’s famous folks, they were so few and far between as to be effectively invisible. Seth MacFarlane tweeted and deleted a groaner of a joke framing the decision as a good reason to go see “Ted 2,” and Adam Baldwin had a series of tweets bemoaning federalism over states’ rights, including one retweet about supporting the court’s decision while disagreeing with its right to make the call in the first place.

Follow me on Twitter @NardineSaad.


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