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Celebrities react to marriage equality

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres, Credit - Angela George / Wikimedia
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres, Credit – Angela George / Wikimedia

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.

Ian McKellen

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.

George Takei

Uncle George, as he’s known to his millions of social media fans, has been married to his husband Brad Altman since 2008.

Matt Bomer

The White Collar and The Normal Heart actor has three children with husband Simon Halls.

Neil Patrick Harris

The Emmy and Tony winner married his husband, David Burtka, last year.

Tim Cook

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.

Seth MacFarlane

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.”

Sandra Bernhard

Comedian Sandra Bernhard, who is openly bisexual, has been a longtime supporter of LGBT rights.

America Ferrera

Ugly Betty star America Ferrera drove home the point that marriage equality is now legal in every state.

Kathy Griffin

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.

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.

Ellen DeGeneres

The gay pioneer, daytime star and lesbian icon had a wonderfully succinct reaction on her show’s Twitter account.

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