Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga, Darren Criss,
Wanda Sykes and Ricky Martin were among the celebrities cheering two
Supreme Court cases related to gay marriage.
The high court struck down the Defense
of Marriage Act (DOMA) and dismissed an appeal to a lower court
ruling invalidating Proposition 8, California's 2008 voter-approved
constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.
The wins mean that gay couples can
marry in California and such unions will be for the first time
recognized by the federal government.
“It's a supremely wonderful day for
equality,” Ellen DeGeneres tweeted. “Prop 8 is over, and so is
DOMA. Congratulations everyone. And I mean everyone.”
Wanda Sykes messaged: “Thank you to
the plaintiffs, the lawyers David Boies and Ted Olson, to Rob Reiner,
Chad and all organizations who made this happen & SCOTUS!”
A jubilant Tegan and Sara added, “AND
DOWN #DOMA GOES!!! WHAT A HUGE DAY FOR AMERICA!!! CONGRATS
& Sara to headline HRC New York benefit concert.)
“DOMA-it-just-lost-O Mr. Roboto!”
Neil Patrick Harris tweeted. “So, so happy for Edith, et al.”
“Down w DOMA!” Adam Lambert
messaged. “Something to be very proud of this upcoming July 4th.
We are making beautiful progress for Equality!”
Piers Morgan also lent his support,
tweeting, “RIP bigotry.”
“IT'S TIME,” Brendon Ayanbadejo
wrote on his Twitter feed. “We have reached the precipice of a new
era in Americana. We will forever look back on this day and smile or
frown in shame.”
“PROP8 IS GONE! #DOMA IS GONE!”
Ricky Martin messaged.
Darren Criss' message was simple: