Celebrities React to Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Rulings

Hollywood took to Twitter to celebrate Wednesday's rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8.


The legalization of same sex marriage has long been a cause celebre of celebrities, so it's not surprising that the stars are already celebrating Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings on two historic marriage equality cases.

[READ: Supreme Court Rulings a Win for Gay Marriage Supporters]

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which banned federal benefits for same sex couples and declined to rule on Proposition 8, California's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban that has been ruled unconstitutional in lower courts.

Both decisions are being regarded as important steps to legalizing same sex marriage nationwide. Hollywood's biggest stars quickly took to Twitter to show their support:

Some of Hollywood also had some fun celebrating the ruling, like "Lost" creator Damen Lindelof:

As did Jesse Tyler Feruson, who plays a gay man on ABC's "Modern Family:"

Many celebrity couples have vowed to not get married until it's legal for same sex couples, and Wednesday's rulings made that reality all the more possible, particularly in California. Kristen Bell suggested such intentions in her tweet to Dax Shepard, her longtime boyfriend and the father of her child, after the rulings:

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