Celebrities react to U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage ruling
'I'm sitting here crying and I don't even have a wonderful woman to marry,' said Mia Farrow
In a triumphant ruling for the American gay rights movement, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, essentially making gay marriage legal in all 50 states.
While U.S. President Obama heralded the move in a Rose Garden speech, celebrities turned to social media to express their emotions.
Openly gay comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who is married to Ally McBeal actress Portia de Rossi, expressed her joy simply.
Love won. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarriageEquality?src=hash">#MarriageEquality</a>—@TheEllenShow
Neil Patrick Harris, former Doogie Howser star and show business triple threat, thanked the judge who reportedly cast the deciding vote.
It's a new day. Thank you Supreme Court. Thank you Justice Kennedy. Your opinion is profound, in more ways than you may know. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/huzzah?src=hash">#huzzah</a>—@ActuallyNPH
Apple CEO Tim Cook, who came out publicly in 2014, applauded the change.
Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love.—@tim_cook
Comedian and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane congratulated America for "finally catching up to the modern era," and offered a word of advice.
Each new civil rights conflict is seen as 'different than the last'. But bigotry is bigotry. So next time this happens, don't take so long.—@SethMacFarlane
Comedic actress Sandra Bernhard, whose Roseanne character, Nancy Bartlett, was one of the first openly gay characters on a network sitcom, said the change was giving her "a good vibe."
I'm getting a good vibe <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GayPride?src=hash">#GayPride</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GayMarriage?src=hash">#GayMarriage</a> rock on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LGBTQ?src=hash">#LGBTQ</a> the world is your oyster <a href="http://t.co/LBRrvOXROR">http://t.co/LBRrvOXROR</a>—@SandraBernhard
Actress Kristin Chenoweth, a self-declared Conservative Christian and outspoken LGBT supporter, expressed her feelings in colour.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/lovewins?src=hash">#lovewins</a> <a href="http://t.co/xgEvPqvF63">pic.twitter.com/xgEvPqvF63</a>—@KChenoweth
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore reminded fans how quickly history can be made.
How far we've come since the Pres Obama & Sen. Clinton ran against gay marriage in 2008! People can change. Never give up. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SCOTUSMarriage?src=hash">#SCOTUSMarriage</a>—@MMFlint
Singer, actress and AIDS activist Liza Minnelli has been something of an icon for the gay community for decades.
"I have always said that everyone has the right to love who they love," she wrote, "and today I am so happy it is now the law of the land."
Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who is in a same-sex marriage on TV and in real life, was clearly moved.
Hugely emotional that marriage equality has finally come to the U.S. History! Love ALWAYS wins. ❤️❤️❤️—@jessetyler
Longtime Hollywood actress and activist Mia Farrow said she was moved to tears.
I'm sitting here crying and I don't even have a wonderful woman to marry. Yet. But so SO happy for everyone! And proud of the USA <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Equality?src=hash">#Equality</a>—@MiaFarrow
Lance Bass was in Britain when the ruling came down, but that didn't stop the former 'N Sync singer from celebrating by sharing a picture of himself with his husband, Michael Turchin.
We are so proud to be American today! All of our <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LGBT?src=hash">#LGBT</a> brothers and sisters can now love freely! TY <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SupremeCourt?src=hash">#SupremeCourt</a>! <a href="http://t.co/RO10N8knfj">pic.twitter.com/RO10N8knfj</a>—@LanceBass
Trump let down
Despite the outpouring of rainbow-coloured pride, not everyone was pleased with the decision. Reality TV star, real estate mogul and U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says Americans were let down.
Once again the Bush appointed Supreme Court Justice John Roberts has let us down. Jeb pushed him hard! Remember!—@realDonaldTrump
With files from The Associated Press