Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres Praise Overturning of Prop. 8

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After a federal judge in San Francisco struck down Proposition 8 on Wednesday — which previously denied same-sex couples the right to marry in the state of California — celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres and Paris Hilton flooded the Internet to express their support for U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker's decision.

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"This news is amazing! Its about time! Congrats to everyone!" Kim, 29, Tweeted.

Kim's sister Khloe, 26, blogged about the news: "I know we're still not out of the woods here and the decision will likely be appealed and taken to Supreme court but that doesn't mean today isn't a day to celebrate dolls! So go out and party and be merry with the people you love."

Former American Idol judge DeGeneres — who wed Australian actress Portia de Rossi in 2008, shortly before Prop. 8 was instituted — summed up her feelings with a brief update: "This just in: Equality won!"

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De Rossi, 37, added: "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."

And Hilton, 29 — who's spent most of her summer vacationing in Europe — added: "What a huge historical day for equal rights in this country! They finally overturned Prop 8! There shouldn't be a law on true love."

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Other stars supporting the new ruling on Twitter include pop star Britney Spears, Kelly Osbourne, former *NYSNC member Lance Bass, Saturday Night Live comedian Seth Meyers, Grammy Award-winning singer Pink, actress Nia Vardalos, Ricky Martin, singer Solange Knowles and Lindsay Lohan's ex, Samantha Ronson.

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