Celebrities react to Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

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Posted: Jun 26, 2015 5:34 PM
Celebrities react to Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

Some celebrity reaction to the Supreme Court's decision that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States:

"What an amazing day for equality!!!! Love always wins!!!!" — Kim Kardashian West, via Twitter.

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"Love is bigger than anything we can say." — Diana Ross, via Twitter.

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"Finally And at Last! The Revolution Of Love has Begun!" — Madonna, via Twitter.

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"What a great decision the Supreme Court came to today. It's a wonderful day to celebrate. It's extraordinary. I couldn't be happier. For all of my gay friends, for anyone who loves someone and has the right to be with them, it's a great day." — Allison Janney, in an interview.

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"Equality = Freedom. Freedom = Love." — Pharrell Williams, via Twitter.

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"Progress feels good. This one won't be undone. Unlike voting rights or Roe v Wade, THIS decision will continue to move forward because people will SEE with their own eyes how wrong they were to ever bother feeling threatened by gay marriage." — Kathy Griffin, in a statement.

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"Wow. Another historic day for #MarriageEquality!" — J.K. Rowling, via Twitter.

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"Just woke up to the Good News! Goin' To The Chapel!" — Bette Midler, via Twitter.

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"It is nice that people who choose to be married have that choice. And I can't say how happy I am that everyone now finally gets that choice." — Jon Hamm, in an interview.

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"EQUALITY!" — Adam Lambert, via Twitter.

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"Times are changing my friends. We have such a long way to go and so much more fighting to do so I hope nobody stops and thinks everything's ok because it isn't, BUT it's days like today, and moments like this that we've all gotta have a drink and celebrate how far we have come. I couldn't be prouder to be gay." — Sam Smith, via Instagram.

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"Same-sex marriage is now legal all across the US! Free to love. Free to marry. Free to be equal!" — Lady Gaga, via Twitter.

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"Can't stop smiling. Today is truly a day in history!" — Emmy Rossum, via Twitter.

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"Love won." — Ellen DeGeneres, via Twitter.

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"Never did I dream this day could come...and now it's here." — Lee Daniels.

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"A beautiful long overdue victory and a day to celebrate. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage." — Kate Hudson, via Instagram.

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"Huge day for America. Happy to see the news. All the love." — Harry Styles, via Twitter.

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"It's a new day. Thank you Supreme Court. Thank you Justice Kennedy. Your opinion is profound, in more ways than you may know. #huzzah." — Neil Patrick Harris, via Twitter.

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"Wow. So moved to hear such amazing news. What a beautiful day. Grateful to those who have worked so tirelessly for equality." — Ellen Page, via Twitter.

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"Happy tears on the eve of my own wedding anniversary that all my friends can know their marriage is respected and protected by the law of the land." — America Ferrera, via Instagram.

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"This is a happy day, not just for LGBT Americans, but for all Americans. It is the beginning of an era where we no longer will speak about same-sex marriage, but of marriage. And one day, we need not speak of LGBT rights, for they simply will be human rights. Across this great land, families are celebrating because we truly are one family." — George Takei in a statement.

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"I have always said that everyone has the right to love who they love and today, with the historic decision from the Supreme Court, I am so happy it is now the law of the land." — Liza Minnelli in a statement.

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"What's better than a supreme taco from Taco Bell? The Supreme Court of the United States. Thank you for making marriage legal for EVERYONE today. Best birthday gift ever." — Sean Hayes, via Facebook.

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"Congratulations, particularly to those who made the case for equality." — Ian McKellen, via Twitter.

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"Today is beautiful." — Anna Kendrick, via Twitter.

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"Is there a computer genius who can make my GIF dreams come true with Justice Ginsburg on a rainbow clad motorcycle riding into the sunset?" — Audra McDonald, via Twitter.

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"#MarriageEquaility!!!! A giant step towards our country being a better place to be!" Shonda Rhimes, via Twitter.

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"Love won! Dignity won! Common sense won! SCOTUS is 2 for 2. Bravo." — Jason Alexander, via Twitter.

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"i am so overwhelmed with gratitude for the wisdom of our Supreme Court - and the courage of generations of LGBT crusaders who have fought hard and sacrificed much to lead us to this powerfully emotional and historic moment!!! what an amazing day for our community - and our country!" — Zachary Quinto, via Instagram.

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"Hugely emotional that marriage equality has finally come to the U.S. History! Love ALWAYS wins." — Jesse Tyler Ferguson, via Twitter.

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"Ahora en los EEUU no se llamara "matrimonio igualitario" se llamara MATRIMONIO y punto." ("Now in the U.S. it won't be "marriage equality" it will only be MARRIAGE.") — Ricky Martin, via Twitter.

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"You never realize how heavy your burden's been until you lay it down in the promised land." — Harvey Fierstein, via Twitter.

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"Congratulations, Other Team! We all won. #LGBTRights" — Rosanne Cash, via Twitter.

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"It would have been better if it was done by 1915, but we worked pretty fast. I'm pretty happy about that. A lot of people I know worked hard on this are celebrating a lot today." — Penn Jillette, half of Penn & Teller, in an interview.

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"I'm so happy I'm crying!!!! #LoveWins" — Kelly Osbourne, via Twitter.

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"We are just a touch saner today YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY" — Lewis Black via Facebook.

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Associated Press reporters John Carucci and Ryan Pearson contributed to this report.