Equality for all!
On Tuesday, a San Francisco, Calif. federal appeals court declared that Proposition 8 — the 2008 voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriages in California — was unconstitutional.
Once the three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Prop 8 was in violation of the U.S. Constitution, celebs immediately took to Twitter to react.
"Today we took another step towards equality. #Prop8 was found unconstitutional again. I couldn't be happier," tweeted Ellen DeGeneres, who married partner Portia de Rossi in 2008.
"Are my ears hearing this correctly? If so my eyes are filling with tears of joy! Thank you Lord," Kelly Osbourne wrote on the microblogging site, adding the hashtag #Prop8IsUnconstitutional. Replied Gossip Girl's Michelle Trachtenberg to Osbourne: "Prop Hate!!"
Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson also expressed excitement that same-sex marriage is now legalized in the state of California, where their series tapes.
In a Twitter message posted by Ferguson, the actors told fans that "Mitch and Cameron have a question for you," and linked to a photo of themselves holding a sign that said "how could you not want to see us tie the knot?"
On the Emmy-winning ABC series, the actors play a gay couple who have a young daughter but are not officially married.