Marriage equality? Celebrities join Supreme Court Prop 8 debate
The gay marriage debate is a hot topic among celebrities as the Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of California's Prop. 8, which amends the state's Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Many celebrities have made their opinion on the issue known by participating in the NOH8 campaign, produced by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska.
Some stars went so far as to travel to Washington D.C. to attend the Supreme Court proceedings Tuesday (March 26). The Huffington Post reports "A Few Good Men" director Rob Reiner paid someone to stand in line so that he would be first to enter the courtroom. "Milk" director Dustin Lance Black also told his Facebook fans he would be in attendance.
Katy Perry was present in spirit outside the courthouse as public demonstrators danced to her music, while fending off the Westboro Baptist Church protesters. Still, many celebs were happy to weigh in from afar. Here is a sampling from the world of celebrity tweeting:
Blake Lively ?@iam_blakelively
Live & let live. #MarriageEquality
Rob Kardashian ?@MrRobKardashian
Yes, I'm straight.
Yes, I'm a Christian.
And yes, I strongly support gay rights and marriage equality.
Why? Because love is love
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ?@jessetyler
SCOTUS: When Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner make the movie about today you are going to want to be the Tommy Lee Jones not the Lee Pace.
Sophia Bush ?@SophiaBush
Hey @SCOTUS -- help us all be on the right side of history. We must be the change. #EqualityMatters #MarriageEquality
Seth MacFarlane @SethMacFarlane
Supreme Court, stop acting like cowards. Now IS the time for a broad ruling to make the leap into the 20th century. --Sincerely, the 21st.
Maria Shriver ?@mariashriver
Big day for love. Big day for marriage equality. I do believe that everyone deserves to say "I do" to whomever they choose. Yes, I do.
Steve Nash @SteveNash
"We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others."-Will Rogers #prop8
Damon Lindelof @DamonLindelof
If you're against marriage equality, please unfollow me. You can hate LOST all you want, but you can't hate love.
John Stossel ?@FBNStossel
Marriage should be a private contract. Why is government even involved? #SCOTUS #MarriageEquality
Russell Simmons @UncleRUSH
I hope that the Supreme Court stands on the right-side of history today by acknowledging marriage equality for all. RT!
Ryan Murphy ?@MrRPMurphy
A very exciting day. #federalequality
Other celebs, like Alyssa Milano, Evan Rachel Wood and Minka Kelly, changed their Twitter profile picture to a red square with an "equal" sign for marriage equality. And many more, like Ben Affleck and Kate Walsh, re-tweeted a message from Barack Obama that reads, "Same-sex couples should be able to get married."
Photo/Video credit: Twitter
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