I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you
— Raven-Symonè (@MissRavenSymone) August 2, 2013
Raven Symone’s gay marriage tweet (shown above) has led to an outpouring of support for the actress on Twitter.
Raven sent out her tweet on August 2 and it immediately led to speculation that she was preparing to tie the knot. After rumors began to surface Ramone released the following statement:
“I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted. I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to.”
The actresses representative later added:
“Raven is not getting married. She was just supporting the fact that she heard on NPR that more states legalized gay marriage today.”
Here are some of the supportive tweets the actresses message generated:
Congrats @MissRavenSymone! We hope one day everyone will be able to marry the person they love!
— GLAAD (@glaad) August 2, 2013
awwwwwww <3 RT @MissRavenSymone I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you
— ♡ (@electricwreck) August 2, 2013
Ryan Scott Oliver follow Raven’s coming out tweeted:
ACLU: Following strict stance against homophobic statements like “That’s so gay,” it is now offensive to say “That’s so Raven.”
— Ryan Scott Oliver (@ryanscottoliver) August 4, 2013
Some Twitter users tried to tie Raven’s announcement into her career but others sent out tweets that echoed the following message:
My childhood remains intact. Because it’s based on her good acting skills and show, not sexuality. Congrats @MissRavenSymone 🙂
— Maddie Catanzaro (@MaddieCatanzaro) August 3, 2013
Supporting gay marriage while coming out of the closet at the same time, it sure was a busy week for the Cosby Show and That’s So Raven star.
The gay marriage support tweet has generated 14,413 retweets and 12,681 favorites.