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As news filtered through social media that the Supreme Court had handed down a decision in favor of marriage equality, celebrities naturally took to their Twitter and Instagram accounts to celebrate.
From Ian McKellen to Matt Bomer to Kathy Griffin, these are some of the best reactions to the fact that — as of today — same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states.
The Shakespearan actor who conquered screens as Gandalf and Magneto now has an extra special reason to celebrate when he attends New York City’s Pride event this weekend.
— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) June 26, 2015
Uncle George, as he’s known to his millions of social media fans, has been married to his husband Brad Altman since 2008.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 26, 2015
The White Collar and The Normal Heart actor has three children with husband Simon Halls.
— Matt Bomer (@MattBomer) June 26, 2015
Neil Patrick Harris
The Emmy and Tony winner married his husband, David Burtka, last year.
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 (@ActuallyNPH) June 26, 2015
Apple’s openly gay CEO has championed gay rights for years, though his activism has reached new heights since he publicly came out last year.
Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 26, 2015
The Family Guy creator echoed sentiments he made when we interviewed him earlier this year, when he said “I’m always delighted with any kind of progress that’s made in regards to equality, but it just always seems like it takes too goddamn long.”
Each new civil rights conflict is seen as ‘different than the last’. But bigotry is bigotry. So next time this happens, don’t take so long.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 26, 2015
Comedian Sandra Bernhard, who is openly bisexual, has been a longtime supporter of LGBT rights.
— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) June 26, 2015
Ugly Betty star America Ferrera drove home the point that marriage equality is now legal in every state.
We recently spoke with the feisty comedian and gay rights champion. She joked that, while the LGBT community “has its struggles, none of them are as difficult as the struggle I have with my mom trying to get her to channel from Fox News to my beloved CNN or MSNBC.” Her mom, Maggie Griffin, is also an ardent supporter of gay rights.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 26, 2015
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Modern Family‘s Mitchell married his husband, Justin Mikita, in 2013. He married his on-screen husband, Eric Stonestreet, in an episode last May.
Hugely emotional that marriage equality has finally come to the U.S. History! Love ALWAYS wins. ❤️❤️❤️
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) June 26, 2015
The gay pioneer, daytime star and lesbian icon had a wonderfully succinct reaction on her show’s Twitter account.
Love won. #MarriageEquality
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 26, 2015
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