Defense Of Marriage Act Defeated By Supreme Court, Celebrities React With Funny Tweets


DOMA and PROP 8 Defeated by US Supreme Court

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:

Damon Lindelof Also got in on the one-liners:

Lena Dunham then added:

Neal Patrick Harris also jumped in on the celebration by tweeting:

Rob Sheridan, the Art Director for @NineInchNails tweeted:

Here’s a pic to celebrate DOMA:

Celebrating 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.


James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.

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