Stars Celebrate Overturning of California’s Gay Marriage Ban

Ellen DeGeneres and Ricky Martin

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updated 08/04/2010 AT 6:00 PM ET

originally published 08/04/2010 AT 6:20 PM ET

It’s been a heavily debated topic for almost two years, but it took just a few seconds for celebrities to Tweet their cheers when Proposition 8, a ballot measure passed in November 2008 that banned same-sex marriages in California, was ruled unconstitutional Wednesday by a federal judge.

Here’s what Hollywood had to say after U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker in San Francisco struck down Prop 8:

• Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: “This decision affirms the full legal protections and safeguards I believe everyone deserves.”

• Ellen DeGeneres: “Equality won!”

• Portia de Rossi: “I am ecstatic that proposition 8 has been overturned in the state of California. This is an incredibly exciting and historical day and a big step towards equal rights for all.”

• Lance Bass: “Congrats on the overturning of Prop 8!!!!”

• Pink: “It s a good day!”


• Kelly Osbourne: “so happy over the news on prop8 its about time!”

• Kim Kardashian: “Prop 8 was struck down! This news is amazing!!!! Its about time! Congrats to everyone!”

• Shanna Moakler: “Tonight we celebrate! EQUALITY and LOVE for all! This is so much bigger then [sic] marriage, it’s about wisdom, compassion and knowing we CAN be heard, action DOES make a difference!”

• Samantha Ronson: “Song Of The Day: Let’s Get Married- Jagged Edge.”

• Paris Hilton: “What a huge historical day for equal rights in this country! They finally overturned Prop 8! There shouldn’t be a law on true love. :)”

• Sophia Bush: “A MAJOR step forward. Everyone deserves the right to love whomever they choose. I am proud to be from Cali again!”

• Rose McGowan: “Yay! No more Prop H8! I wanna be a flower girl in a wedding asap!”

• Fran Drescher: “Congrats to CA for c-ing the light & rising above prejudice. u had me worried there! When Iowa is cooler than Cali, it’s time to recalibrate!”

• Milla Jovovich: “Gay Marriage law overturned in CA!!! Thank god good ppl are being treated equally again! Now we need the rest of the US to follow!”


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