Court strikes down Prop 8, celebs head to Twitter to celebrate
A federal appeals court has ruled California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional in a decision announced earlier today, likely sending the case to the Supreme Court. “Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gay men and lesbians in California,” wrote Judge Stephen Reinhardt in the decision.
In light of the announcement, celebs have flocked to Twitter to voice their excitement about the ruling. Click the jump to see what some had to say:
@JesseTyler: Historic! #Prop8 is unconstitutional. @AFER & I won’t stop until ALL Americans are #free2marry. Sign> http://bit.ly/pledge8 & RT
Jesse Tyler Ferguson also posted the photo featured above on his WhoSay page.
@tomcolicchio: Appeals court strikes down California prop 8 (against same sex marriage) as unconstitutional
@Audra McDonald: NOH8 NOH8 NOH8 NOH8!!!!! My dogs think im nuts for the NOH8 happy dance im doing right now.
@DamonLindelof: I try not to get blatantly political on twitter. That being said? UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
@michaelurie: Take THAT, prop 8.
@oliviawilde: Woohoo!! Die Prop 8 Die!!!! 9th Circuit just ruled you unconstitutional. Next step Supreme Court!
@JuddApatow: “@jcolton: @JuddApatow can you slow down on the muppet cause for about half an hour? we just got good news re Prop 8.” Awesome news !
@zacayoung: Since we are taking it to the supreme court, can we redesign the judges’ robes? #sequins #Prop8
@TheEllenShow: Today we took another step towards equality. #Prop8 was found unconstitutional again. I couldn’t be happier.
@chelywright: I am a gay American and it’s my Constitution too. #NOH8
@adammshankman: Courts just AGAIN declared Prop 8 unconstitutional…CUZ IT IS!!! Supreme court, here we come! Equality…is our birthright! Its about time!
@MattGoldich: In celebration of Prop 8 being overturned, boyfriends all over West Hollywood are being overturned.
@sarahcolonna: It’s a great day in California! Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional. Today, I’m very proud of where I live. #noh8
@SethMacFarlane: Prop 8 architects: Every civil rights battle is eventually won by the oppressed party. Save your hundred mil and buy some Bud platinum.
@RuPaulsDragRace: Prop 8, sashay away. logo.to/wpZBQA