Actors, celebrities whoop with joy at U.S. gay marriage ruling

Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:00pm EDT
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actors, singers and Hollywood celebrities, many of whom have played a major role in driving acceptance of gay rights in mainstream culture, whooped with joy at the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that made gay marriage legal nationwide on Friday.

Twitter lit up after the historic decision, with #LoveWins, accompanied by a rainbow-colored heart, and #Supreme Court quickly becoming the top trending items on the social media site.

Celebrities such as British singer Elton John and U.S. comedian Ellen DeGeneres, both of whom are in same-sex marriages, have spoken out in support of gay unions for years.

Popular American TV shows "Will & Grace", "Glee" and comedy "Modern Family" also are widely credited with playing an influential role in changing the perception of gays, lesbians and transgender people in the United States and beyond.

Following are some celebrity reactions to Friday's ruling, delivered via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and statements:


"Finally And at Last! The Revolution Of Love has Begun!"


Supporters of gay marriage rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington June 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts