Naya Rivera, who plays lesbian student Santana on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, singer Pink and actress Christina Applegate cheered passage of a gay marriage bill in New York.

The New York Senate late Friday night approved the marriage legislation championed by Governor Andrew Cuomo with the help of four Republicans who joined all but one Democrat in voting for the measure. The Assembly overwhelmingly approved the measure last week. A last-minute amendment that broadens the bill's religious protections helped win over two undecided Republicans in the Senate. Upon hearing of the bill's passage, proponents who had lined the Senate hallways for days began chanting, “USA! USA! USA!”

Rivera, who is currently touring in Europe with the Glee Live Tour, tweeted to her more than 345,000 followers: “New York just made Santana a very happy woman! So happy for the countless peoples lives this will change.”

“CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! ABOUT TIME!” Pink added in retweeting a New York Times story on the historic legislation's passage.

Thirty-nine-year-old Applegate, who'll return to the small screen in NBC's fall sitcom Up All Night, messaged her nearly 900,000 followers: “I am giddy! Congratulations New Yorkers. This is a proud moment! The way it should be! Love is love! Humans are humans!”

Other celebrities that have tweeted messages of support include actress Lea Michele, singer Katy Perry, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, actor Darren Criss, singer Adam Lambert, actor Neil Patrick Harris, and singers Lady Gaga and Ricky Martin.