Prop 8 Overturned; Celebrities Tweet Reactions to Monumental Decision

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Earlier today, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker announced his verdict regarding Prop 8, the controversial ballot proposition that was passed in November 2008 and banned gay marriage in California.

Judge Walked deemed the amendment a violation of the Constitution's equal protection clause under the 14th Amendment and overturned it. THG's reaction to this news?

Hooray! There's no practical argument against the harmless institution of gay marriage, and every reason to treat homosexuals the same as heterosexuals. As for the reaction in Hollywood, an outspoken community when it came to this issues? Here are a handful of responses:

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: "This decision affirms the full legal protections and safeguards I believe everyone deserves."

Ellen DeGeneres: "Equality won!"

Portia de Rossi: "I am ecstatic that proposition 8 has been overturned in the state of California. This is an incredibly exciting and historical day and a big step towards equal rights for all."

Lance Bass: "Congrats on the overturning of Prop 8!!!!"


Pink: "It’s a good day!"

Adam Lambert: It's time to "throw glitter on this barn!


Kelly Osbourne: "so happy over the news on prop8 its about time!"

Kim Kardashian: "Prop 8 was struck down! This news is amazing!!!! Its about time! Congrats to everyone!"

Shanna Moakler: "Tonight we celebrate! EQUALITY and LOVE for all! This is so much bigger then [sic] marriage, it's about wisdom, compassion and knowing we CAN be heard, action DOES make a difference!"

Samantha Ronson: "Song Of The Day: Let's Get Married- Jagged Edge."

Olivia Munn: "Prop 8 Overturned!!! Equal rights for everyone! Nice to be out of the 1950s..."

Seth Myers: "Prop 8 was always my least favorite Prop. Favorite Prop: Joe."

Vote No

Well shag me rotten! Does this mean I can now posthumously marry my lover Ronald Reagan?


well said @kira.
the world is not going to fall apart just cause gays can get married now, the world will go on as it has been.
there are so much more important and pressing issues than to worry about if gays can get married, i think its wonderful, but its not as important as the other shit going on in the US.
it wont send all christians to hell if gays can get married, i will just send them there, if there is a hell, so why do religious people care? if its not YOUR life, you shouldnt be worrying about it.


Alright, your religion has nothing to do with this. You have the RIGHT to believe what you want but you DON'T have the RIGHT to take away other peoples RIGHTS. So please leave your religion out of this. Gay, lesbian and bi people are human too and have the right to be happy. H8 is not a family value


we recenty passed a law that allows same sex marriage here in argentina, and to achieve it, we had to go through the same thing. christians trying to impose their beliefs as if they were the ultimate law, and well, for us, it isn't. so what's the point of having the freedom of choosing whatever religion, beliefs and philosophies for our lives we want, if we're going to be taken our most principal rights in the name of the christian god? none. congratulations california, for taking "the land of freedom" one step closer to TRUE freedom.


Can people stop posting what the Bible says and what a supposed god supposedly thinks, people know what's in the Bible. I grew up in a religious family and I don't need to hear one more word of it.


@shuggarbear-The majority of churches in this country are Xtian churches. You are free to pray whenever you want. Since when has there been a law banning the free exercise of belief & religion. You are confused. You don't understand the difference between freedom & favoritism. You think that if the gov't isn't giving you religious privileges, then that is somehow hostile to your freedom to believe. It is not the case. You are just treated EQUALLY to other religions without preferance. And since when has it been the gov't duty to allow the majority to vote on a minorities rights. A minority that pays taxes & born in a America just like you. The separation of church & state!!! Allowing gay marriage does not change straight marriage at all. And it doesn't take away your right to have an opinion that it is wrong. If you don't agree with gay marriage, then don't marry a gay person, but you have no priviledge to force your religious convictions on the rest of us non-christians.


that means so much, thank you for that.
i wish you the best.


Reese: seeing how you have gone from being ugly on your first comment to your sensitive comments on your last conversation says so much!..see, it is possible to discuss views without being so nasty! it is all about respect. please seek guidance and advice from the Proper Sources, then i know you will come to understand that there is right and wrong. there is no "in between". get all of the facts, then make your own decisions about how you live your life. i choose to try to live according to the Ten Commandments...but, you can't just pick out the things you agree with. you seem to be a sensitive, caring person and are obviously interested, or you would not have continued with our discussion on here. I really wish you the best! when i called you a child I just had the impression of someone that was in dire need of guidance... didn't mean to offend!


i can honestly see where you are coming from, i have many people in my family that have the same views, and it affects me, but i have no clue how it affects them.
i do agree sex is bound to husband and wife, but it doesnt make someone a bad person if the have sex with a member of the same sex or have sex before marriage.
i do not believe that there is a right or wrong in this situation, which is why it bothers me when people say it 'isnt right' i mean, im not saying im right either.
its all in opinion; so who are we or anyone to say that LGBT are misguided.?
its a choice, but it doesnt have to be an either or situation like so many people make it out to be.
and not all married couples have sex, its not a mandatory factor of a relationship.
i very happy to see that you saw from my point of view, even just a little bit.


doesnt god teach you to love thy neighbor.?
how am i confused if i know what i like, which is both?
i can see where you come from, honestly, but i just dont understand why people would want to put a limit to love.
in my opinion, no matter how hard people try to stop homosexuality, its just impossible.
end all the rights to marriages, but that doesnt mean people will stop being together all together.
and like gina said: how does me or any other person attracted to the same sex affect your life.?
THG is celebrating, so go somewhere else to throw around your negative energy.
@gina thank you for the support:)
you will probably end up being way more liked with an OPEN MIND.

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