The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on Wednesday with a final vote of a 5-4. The courts decision is a historical victory for gay rights activists.
In the majority decision Justice Anthony Kennedy says DOMA violates a gay persons Fifth Amendment rights for due processo. Kennedy decides:
“DOMA singles out a class of persons deemed by a State entitled to recognition and protection to enhance their own liberty. It imposes a disability on the class by refusing to acknowledge a status the State finds to be dignified and proper. DOMA instructs all federal officials, and indeed all persons with whom same-sex couples interact, including their own children, that their marriage is less worthy than the marriages of others.”
Passed in 1996 the Defense of Marriage Act was supported until half way through the Obama administration when all of a sudden the POTUS decided to reverse his view of the act.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision some of Hollywood’s most famous Twitter users were quick to throw out some funny one-liners to celebrate the momentous decision.
Here are a few of the Twitter reactions we rounded up:
After Kristen Bell tweeted her message Dax Shepard responded:
Our favorite Tweet arrives by way of Seth Meyer who writes:
DOMA and Prop 8 should get married.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) June 26, 2013
Damon Lindelof Also got in on the one-liners:
I want to french Justice Kennedy SO hard right now.
— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) June 26, 2013
Lena Dunham then added:
Neal Patrick Harris also jumped in on the celebration by tweeting:
DOMA-it-just-lost-O Mr. Roboto! So, so happy for Edie, et al. — Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) June 26, 2013
Rob Sheridan, the Art Director for @NineInchNails tweeted:
— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) June 26, 2013
Here’s a pic to celebrate DOMA:
Those are just a few of the funny tweets we found from around Twitter. Feel free to share your favorite tweets in our comments section.