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DOMA, Prop 8: Celebs react to Supreme Court rulings on Twitter
Comedians, singers and reality TV stars are among the Hudson Valley celebrities reacting on Twitter to Wednesday morning's Supreme Court rulings that have been deemed victories for gay marriage.
In a pair of 5-4 decisions, the court ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional and rejected an appeal by defenders of California's Proposition 8 gay-marriage ban — paving the way for same-sex married couples to receive federal benefits and for same-sex marriages to resume in California.
Presented in chronological order, here's how celebrities with Hudson Valley ties reacted to the news.
"Top Chef All Stars" champ Richard Blais, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, was among the first to cheer the court's dismissal of DOMA.
Good job SCOTUS !— RichardBlais (@RichardBlais) June 26, 2013
"The Real Housewives of New York City" star Aviva Drescher, a graduate of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, was equally excited.
Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald, a Chappaqua resident, considered the day a success more than 90 minutes before noon.
I like today. I like today a LOT! LOVE IS LOVE! NOH8!— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) June 26, 2013
"American Idol" finalist Kimberley Locke, a former North Salem resident, considered the day historic.
Feel the love surrounding us, there's really no way to stop it. Buy-bye #DOMA !!!!! Historic day!— Kimberley Locke (@KimberleyLocke) June 26, 2013
Cortlandt Manor native Lauren Caltagirone, who wrote for NBC's "Guys with Kids," filtered the news through her wildly popular and somewhat lonely Twitter persona, Mrs. Rupert Pupkin.
"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show runner Mike Shoemaker, who calls Westchester County home, said he's looking forward to ceremonies and receptions that will force straight couples to step up their game.
Can't wait for some gay weddings! I'm attending 3 straight weddings this year and they have no idea how high the bar is about to be set.— Mike Shoemaker (@shoemakermike) June 26, 2013
Scarsdale High School alumna Julie Klausner, a comic and host of the "How Was Your Week?" podcast, predicted epic partying in the days to come.
Pride is gonna rage this w/e.— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) June 26, 2013
Congers comedian Pete Dominick, who hosts the SiriusXM political talk show "Stand Up! with Pete Dominick," tried to connect the dots of the two Supreme Court rulings.
So many gays are now gonna move to California. #LOVEWINS— Pete Dominick (@PeteDominick) June 26, 2013
A second "Real Housewives of New York City' star, Rhinebeck native Ramona Singer, proclaimed it a victory for equality.
A historic step forward #MarriageEquality— Ramona Singer (@ramonasinger) June 26, 2013
Former Peekskill resident Michael Ian Black, known for "The State," "Ed" and "Wet Hot American Summer," was busy making plans for his wife.
Going to gay marry my wife today.— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) June 26, 2013
New Rochelle native and "Scandal" star Joshua Malina showed off his French while dabbling in a little portmanteau.
Quelle DOMA-ge!— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) June 26, 2013
"Star Trek" star William Shatner, who spent decades living in Hastings-on-Hudson, was pleased the judges boldly went where no court had gone before.
Very pleased about the Supreme Courts rulings today on DOMA and gay marriage in CA.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) June 26, 2013
And former Pomona resident Evan Kessler, a comedian who's contributed to "National Lampoon," wondered how this news would play into Mitt Romney's claim that "Corporations are people."
Does this mean gay corporations can get married too?— Evan J'daté Kessler (@EvanJKessler) June 26, 2013
What's your take on the Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8? Which celebrity had the best tweet on the subject? Let us know in the comments section below.
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