10 best reactions to DOMA news on Twitter
Lena Dunham, President Obama and more celebrate in 140 characters or less.
Tue Jun 25 2013
In case you missed it, today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. With the landmark decision, federal rights like Social Security benefits and joint tax-filing now extend to same-sex couples. Hooray!
Celebs and local LGBT figures have taken to Twitter to react to SCOTUS's ruling. Here, a roundup of the best rejoicing tweets, including TONY scribe Adam Feldman's take and Kristen Bell proposing to Dax Sheard (the couple decided they weren't going to tie the knot until marriage equality was achieved in the U.S.).
Don't wanna traffic in stereotypes but let's be real: I'm gonna love a gay wedding.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 26, 2013
DOMA and Prop 8 should get married.— Seth June 26, 2013
Hey! You know what? The Kids Are All Right! Defense of marriage falls! We chose love over hate! Goodbye #DOMA— Mark Ruffalo (@Mruff221) June 26, 2013
Who wants to be the one to tell Scalia that all those emphatic italics in his dissent make him sound, you know, kind of gay?— Adam Feldman (@FeldmanAdam) June 26, 2013
This ruling is giving my mom false expectations. pic.twitter.com/3BJcryh1eM— Ryan J. Davis (@RyanNewYork) June 26, 2013
And here's how politicians responded:
RT from a year ago @BarackObama: "Same-sex couples should be able to get married." —President Obama— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2013
Our history is defined by expanding the definition of equality to all people. SCOTUS decision brings us one step closer to full equality.— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) June 26, 2013