On June 26, 2013, history was made as both DOMA and Prop 8 were essentially ruled unconstitituional by the Supreme Court - a momentous victory on the journey to full equality throughout the United States.
Public figures and celebrities took to Twitter and other social media platforms to connect and celebrate with the world.
It's a supremely wonderful day for equality. Prop 8 is over, and so is DOMA. Congratulations everyone. And I mean everyone.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 26, 2013
Down w DOMA! Something to be very proud of this upcoming July 4th. We are making beautiful progress for Equality! #proud— Adam Lambert (@adamlambert) June 26, 2013
Modern Family’s openly gay actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson:
Later, Ferguson joked:
Remember the old days when #DOMA was around and gay people couldn't get married in California? Crazy right!?— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) June 26, 2013
Openly gay talk show host and producer Andy Cohen:
Anna Wintour on behalf of Vogue Magazine:
Today’s rulings are a big step forward for all Americans striving to achieve equality. I couldn’t be happier or more proud. —A.W.— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) June 26, 2013
GLEE actress Lea Michele:
Gay, straight, lesbian, bi.. No one is better than any one else. What an incredible day for California AND for equality.— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) June 26, 2013
Later, Lovato tweeted a sweet message full of rainbow heart emoji’s:
It was not only notable celebrities sounding in to show their support, polititians have also done so as well.
Council member for the 3rd District and Speaker for the New York City Council Christine C. Quinn tweeted:
Today marks a great victory for #LGBT community & for the dream our nation’s founders had when they first wrote that we're all created equal
— Christine C. Quinn (@ChrisCQuinn) June 26, 2013
This is a reminder that while the history of our nation may have moments of darkness, it's been a march towards equality and justice for all— Christine C. Quinn (@ChrisCQuinn) June 26, 2013
And President Barack Obama himself:
The Court's ruling on DOMA now grants same sex couples approximately 1,318 rights that were previously denied to them. The Prop 8 ruling kicks the power back to California's courts, whose Ninth Circuit had previously ruled Prop 8 unconstitutional.
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