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A Huge Round-Up of Celeb Reactions to SCOTUS Rulings On DOMA, Prop. 8: VIDEO

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Today's rulings issued by the Supreme Court have certainly elicited strong reactions from friends and foes of marriage equality. 

Judy_shepardJudy Shepard, LGBT advocate and mother of Matthew Shepard, reflected upon a conversation she had with Matthew about marriage equality:

"After Matt came out to me, he once asked me if I thought gay couples would ever be allowed to get married. I told him I didn’t think it would happen in my lifetime, but it probably would in his. It’s so sad and ironic that it turned out the other way. But this case warms my heart, to think that his dream is still coming true. Dennis and I look forward to the day when loving, committed couples are able to marry in every state.”

AppleApple, which filed an Amicus brief in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case, along with many other major corporations, issued a statement today, expressing its support for the rulings that were handed down:

"Apple strongly supports marriage equality and we consider it a civil rights issue. We applaud the Supreme Court for its decisions today."

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, in a joint statement issued with San Francisco's Archbishop Salvitore Cordileone, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, expressed his disapproval: 

“Today is a tragic day for marriage and our nation. The Court got it wrong. The federal government ought to respect the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, even where states fail to do so."

The fashion industry has been practically unanimous in its support for the in-roads made today in the battle for marriage equality, with Isaac Mizrazhi declaring "HOORAY!," and Marc Jacobs unfurling new celebratory window dressings (pictured above), replete with the popular phrase, "love is love."

WynneCanada's only openly gay premier, Kathleen Wynne of Ontario, remarked, "I am so happy for our neighbours to the south," calling today's rulings, "an important step."

Glenn Beck and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul discussed their fear that we might now be heading down a road to state-sanctioned polygamy. Outgoing Rep. Michelle Bachman bemoaned the victories for marriage equality, noting, “no man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted." To which Nancy Pelosi pithily responded, "Who cares?"

RuPaul, meanwhile, delcared today a double elimination: "I'm sending you both home. #DOMA and #Prop8, sashay away!"

GagaLady Gaga noted the work that still needs to be done to achieve full equality, given the somewhat limited nature of the court's ruling, tweeting: "Who will be our Abe Lincoln today? Who will make the choice of FREEDOM FOR ALL."

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand echoed the sentiment: "Congress must finish the job #SCOTUS started by repealing #DOMA in full. Join me & @DailyKos in urging Congress to act http://t.co/EQlFEreIOy"

Marriage equality advocate Chris Kluwe referenced the DOMA ruling in particular, noting, "Giving states the right to decide on issues means nothing if they disenfranchise certain populations."

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, who has long fought for marriage equality in his own state, commented, "I applaud #SCOTUS for striking down #DOMA & affirming that the way forward is always found through equal rights & respect for human dignity."

Senator Jim DeMint called attention to what he believes will be the likely aftermath of the day's events: "The debate about marriage will continue after today and states will lead the way."

2_ricky_martinProud papa Ricky Martin celebrated on twitter, proclaiming, "🎉🎉🎉🎉#SCOTUS Justice for all! #DOMA IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉"

And of course, our most beloved comedians and comediennes weighed in on the news.

Seth Meyers aptly advised, "DOMA and Prop 8 should get married."

Neil Patrick Harris, ever the musically-inclined commentator, quipped, "DOMA-it-just-lost-O Mr. Roboto! So, so happy for Edie, et al."

Meanwhile, Lena Dunham and Joan Rivers had their minds on the actual business of getting married, with Dunham remarking, "Don't wanna traffic in stereotypes but let's be real: I'm gonna love a gay wedding" and Rivers suggesting, "Any straight person complaining about the Supreme Court striking down DOMA should be forced to hire a heterosexual wedding planner."

Check out  a video of ABC weatherman Sam Champion discussing his "heart-pounding" response to today's news (warning: autoplay) AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. the supreme court decision means i can marry my dog now, right?

    Posted by: northalabama | Jun 26, 2013 5:09:37 PM


  2. @Northalabama: Teach him to say "I do" and then we can talk about getting you lovebirds (lovedogs?) a marriage license.

    Posted by: Blake | Jun 26, 2013 5:15:56 PM


  3. Memo to Dolan: the "tragic day" was when the Catholic Church began its unofficial policy of shuttling around pedo priests from one parish to another, shielding them from justice and creating more victims.

    Posted by: Jeff | Jun 26, 2013 5:21:19 PM


  4. Joan Rivers is SUCH a fake ! She is a money whore. She SAYS she supports us yet she is a REPUBLICAN ! She votes for a party who has a long history of hating gay people and denying them human rights that continues today. She votes for a party who wants to stop women having access to birth control or abortions - even in cases of rape and incest. She votes for a party which wants to use taxpayer money to legally fight against the expansion of Medicaid and Medicare. She votes for a party who wants to end Social Security.
    She votes for all of this just so she doesn't have to pay a little bit more tax on her millions of dollars.

    She is a selfish bi$ch. She is NOT our friend or supporter. She, like many other straight people, just uses us for our money. What has she ever actually DONE for us ?

    Posted by: Icebloo | Jun 26, 2013 5:21:32 PM


  5. such a lovely day. ^_^

    Posted by: Alexander | Jun 26, 2013 5:24:08 PM


  6. Nancy Pelosi's response on CSPAN:
    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4457106
    I'm so proud that she is my representative!

    Posted by: Mark | Jun 26, 2013 5:28:40 PM


  7. A lot of celebrities simply want to use us to make money. Beware.

    Posted by: Jason | Jun 26, 2013 5:29:36 PM


  8. Jason just wants to troll. Beware.

    Posted by: MateoM | Jun 26, 2013 6:32:51 PM


  9. The moral decrepitude and cancerous hate of Timmie Dolan and Sal Cordileon have now been made irrelevant. Their superstitious grasp at power is slowly dwindling. God is good! His light shines on the shadow of these two sociopaths. Putzes!

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jun 26, 2013 7:38:28 PM


  10. icebloo, learn a little history, Joan Rivers was doing AIDS findraiserswhen no one else would come near it. She supported the community before it was cool when you could lose everything for it. Stop being so vapid and embarrassing and educate yourself, the sheer ignorance of your post is mind boggling.

    Posted by: Chris | Jun 26, 2013 9:56:44 PM


  11. @Blake The other requirement would be for the dog to meet the state age requirement. That's usually 18...although with parental consent, Fido could get married at 13 in some states.

    Considering average dog life span is 10-12 years, I don't think we have to worry about that slippery slope.

    Posted by: alex | Jun 26, 2013 10:52:21 PM


  12. Madonna On Prop 8 Being Dismissed In California
    What a way to start my day!!
    I'm wearing a smile from ear to ear.
    There is a G-D!
    Justice is served.
    Hallelujah !!

    Posted by: graphicjack | Jun 26, 2013 11:47:07 PM


  13. Justice. What a wonderful word. Smile today, as there is now justice for everyone. America, you're beautiful! :)

    Posted by: millerbeach | Jun 27, 2013 4:50:30 AM


  14. I delight in Cardinal Dolan's misery.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 27, 2013 8:07:30 AM


  15. Demint is no longer a Senator. He left that job to make more money in a conservative think tank called the Heritage Foundation.

    Posted by: Keith | Jun 27, 2013 10:41:23 AM


  16. I love Joan Rivers. I don't care what party she belongs to. She's worth her weight in insults.

    Now that it's passed can we stop hearing about Neil Patrick Harris? I await the "People" cover about what I imagine?

    Good luck with the marriage thing. I think we'll be in for some shockers.

    Posted by: ebo | Jul 1, 2013 8:27:57 PM


  17. When does the pretending we all love each other stop? Division by wealth, class and status must begin.

    Posted by: Gb | Jul 1, 2013 8:34:12 PM


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