Hollywood Goes Gaga Over Gay Marriage Rulings

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 10:21 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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Hollywood took to Twitter and Facebook Tuesday to react with joy at the news that the Defense of Marriage Act had been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Historic day. Well done," raved Leonardo DiCaprio, star of "The Great Gatsby," on Twitter.

Oscar-winner Ben Affleck, director and star of "Argo," tweeted: "Big news from The Supreme Court. Goodbye DOMA, Prop8. Hello equality."

"Great news today," tweeted Kevin Bacon, star of the TV series, "The Following."

Pop star Lady Gaga said: "We stand tall today … So many fought for so long. Be proud, the prejudice are now the minority."

William Shatner, of "Star Trek" and "Boston Legal," tweeted: "Very pleased about the Supreme Court's rulings."

Seth Myers, the "Saturday Night Live" star and upcoming talk-show host, quipped: "DOMA and Prop 8 should get married."

Debra Messing, star of "Will & Grace" and "Smash," said: "Today is a good day. A great day. A historic day. So proud of our country."

Alyssa Milano, star of the ABC drama "Mistresses," said on Twitter: "A big day for equality and human rights. I'm smiling so big right now."

Lena Dunham, creator and star of the HBO series "Girls," said: "Don't want to traffic in stereotypes, but let's be real: I'm gonna love a gay wedding!"

Grammy-winner Alicia Keys tweeted: "I'm standing on the right side of history."

“Big day for some of my good friends and for The US!!" tweeted "Samantha the Teenage Witch" star Melissa Joan Hart.

John Stamos, star of the TV series "Glee," posted a photo on Instagram of himself kissing comic Don Rickles on the cheek, and said: "I'm so happy about today's decision I could kiss a man!"

Nick Carter of "The Backstreet Boys," tweeted: "Congratulations on the Supreme Court ruling in California. You deserve it!"

Jamie-Lynn Sigler, of "The Sopranos," said: "Amazing news to wake up to this morning."
Openly gay stars also expressed their approval.

Neil Patrick Harris, star of "How I Met Your Mother," tweeted: "Huzzah! Christmas comes six months early this year! (Less one day…)"

Openly gay George Takei, Lt. Sulu on the original "Star Trek" TV series, said on Facebook: "I have lived nearly four score years, and have borne witness to both the heartbreak and promise of true justice and equality in America. Today my heart soars, and my faith in the promise of our great nation is renewed."

Pop star Adam Lambert raved on Twitter: "Down w DOMA! Something to be very proud of this upcoming July 4th. We are making beautiful progress for Equality!"




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