UPDATE, 7:38 AM: One of the stars of Modern Family along with the President of the United States and the director of Selma were among those today celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in America. Check out their reactions below – we’ll update with more:
PREVIOUS, 7:04 AM: In one of the most widely anticipated decisions of the year, the Supreme Court today released its opinion on the same-sex marriage cases before it. By 5-4, with Chief Justice Roberts among the dissenters, the Justices found that under the 14th Amendment states cannot ban SSM. Under a broad ruling written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the High court also found that states must recognize such lawful unions performed in other states. “They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law,” concluded Justice Kennedy in the opinion of same-sex couples. “The Constitution grants them that right.”
The bans on same-sex marriage by Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio were challenged by 14 couples and 2 widowers in arguments before the SCOTUS earlier this year. An issue that has strong support in Hollywood, Friday’s opinion effectively legalizes SSM nationwide in the United States. Before today, 37 states and the District of Columbia recognized SSM.
Obama Offers Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiff Congratulations Live On CNN
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
— Matt Bomer (@MattBomer) June 26, 2015
Hugely emotional that marriage equality has finally come to the U.S. History! Love ALWAYS wins. ❤️❤️❤️
Proud to celebrate a historic victory for marriage equality—& the courage & determination of LGBT Americans who made it possible. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 26, 2015
Holy shit SCOTUS!! What an amazing day and what a great step forward for America
— Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) June 26, 2015
Today will be known as the 1st day “E Pluribus Unum” finally became true. Our other motto? “America: Sooner or Later, We Get It Right!”
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 26, 2015
Today is beautiful 🇺🇸💞💍
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 26, 2015
Love won. #MarriageEquality
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 26, 2015
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) June 26, 2015
— Sean Hayes (@theseanhayes) June 26, 2015
— Orphan Black (@OrphanBlack) June 26, 2015
Such an amazing day! Love (for all) has won.
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) June 26, 2015
What a wonderful day. #LoveWins
— Richard Dreyfuss (@RichardDreyfuss) June 26, 2015
My eyes shine with tears as marriage equality is ruled the law of the land. What a pride weekend it shall be! http://t.co/1tkjdzQ8u5
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 26, 2015
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) 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
— Empire (@EmpireFOX) June 26, 2015
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