Madonna has joined the chorus of celebs celebrating the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Prop 8.
“What a way to start my day!!,” Madge said in a statement. “I’m wearing a smile from ear to ear. There is a G-D! Justice is served. Hallelujah!!”
Not like it needs any explanation, but Madonna has been one of the biggest gay icons since she was practically still in the womb.
“I wouldn’t have a career if it weren’t for the gay community,” she once said during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
In June 2011, Madonna urged her fans to back same-sex marriage in New York. “New Yorkers your voices must be heard,” she posted on her website. “Tell your state Congressmen to support same sex marriage bill. All you need is love.”
Same-sex marriage became legal in the Empire State about a week later with the passage of the Marriage Equality Act.
Most recently, Madonna presented the Vito Russo Award to openly gay CNN journalistAnderson Cooper at the GLAAD Media Awards in March in NYC. Never one to be conventional, she dressed as a Boy Scout to protest the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.
Madonna certainly isn’t Hollywood’s only heterosexual supporter of same-sex marriage.Kristen Bell, Ben Affleck, Demi Lovato, Lena Dunham, Seth Meyers and Alyssa Milanoare just some of the straight celebs who took to Twitter this morning to toast the Supreme Court rulings.
“Historic day. Well done #SCOTUS,” Leonardo DiCaprio tweeted. “RT @GLAAD: Supreme Court affirms that #DOMA is unconstitutional!”
No word from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie yet, but they have said they won’t get hitched until same-sex couples had the same rights to do so. Pitt also, along with George Clooney, participated in stage readings of 8, Dustin Lance Black‘s play about the legal battles over Proposition 8.
Los Angeles will mark the end of DOMA and Prop 8 tonight when several streets are closed down for a public rally and celebration in the heart of the city’s gay community, West Hollywood.Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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