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Prop 8: Celebrities sound off on Twitter on Supreme Court hearing

Actor-director Rob Reiner stands in line waiting to enter the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday.
(Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg)

Hollywood again sounded off on same-sex marriage Tuesday, as many celebrities took to Twitter -- and went to Washington -- in anticipation of the Supreme Court hearing on California’s Proposition 8.

Actor-director Rob Reiner was the first person in the public line to go into the courtroom, saying afterward in a statement that Tuesday was a “historic day for all those who believe in freedom and equality.”

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“I’m proud of the powerful argument presented today by our legal team, and the courage and perseverance displayed by our plaintiffs over these last four years,” the statement said. “I, along with millions of other Americans, look forward to the decision in June and believe the Supreme Court will come down on the side of fairness, dignity and equality.”

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Reiner was joined by other members of the Los Angeles-based American Foundation for Equal Rights, including Justin Mikita, fiance of “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

“Today, history has been made — so proud!” Mikita tweeted after Tuesday’s hearing.

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Other celebrities also sounded off on Twitter. Some of those messages are reproduced below:

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