There was big, big news on the marriage equality front on Wednesday. The Supreme Court declared that the Defense of Marriage Act, “the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states,” is unconstitutional and therefore, DOMA was struck down. Everywhere, it seems, there are celebrations, and one place where people are flooding to give their support, be it hilarious or heartwarming, is on Twitter.
Here are 18 of the best Twitter reactions from President Barack Obama to bloggers to George Takai:
Best DOMA Tweets 1 of 19
Click through to see the most hilarious and heartwarming tweets about the DOMA ruling here:
Bridesmaid Dresses 2 of 19
"Now I'm going to have to buy, like, a million more bridesmaids dresses. #DOMA"
Ikea Confused? 3 of 19
"Somewhere in Sweden, IKEA executives are confused as to why the Supreme Court declared a piece of their furniture unconstitutional. #DOMA"
Source: Twitter/Mike Woycheck
Unicorns 4 of 19
"Anyone want to collect my progressive tears of joy and make a unicorn? #sb5 #DOMA."
Source: Twitter/Nicole Introvert â€
A Sweet Sentiment 5 of 19
"We're proud that today's Supreme Court rulings are a historic step forward on road to #MarriageEquality. #LoveIsLove"
Source: Twitter/Ben & Jerrys
History 6 of 19
"In a few decades we're going to talk about DOMA in the same breath as Jim Crow laws. Dead, archaic and an embarrassing history."
Crashing! 7 of 19
"Okay, the first gay California couple I hear is planning a wedding, I'M CRASHING. #LoveisLove"
Cheers! 8 of 19
"Who wants to come over for a Free To Be You and Me singalong/Freakout? I made sangria. #DOMA"
Source: Twitter/Felicia D'Ambrosio
The President 9 of 19
Heart! 10 of 19
"Nice job Supreme Court. Thanks for confirming what our hearts already knew. #DOMA."
Liberty 11 of 19
"With liberty and justice for ALL." #DOMA"
Source: Twitter/ Jennifer Granholm (Former Governor of Michigan)
A Boost to the Economy 12 of 19
"...and cue the dollar signs in the eyes of every wedding planner in California. Equalitaaaay! #DOMA #Prop8"
Source: Twitter/ Hiko Mitsuzuka
The Next Generation 13 of 19
"I think the next generation of children who learn about #DOMA will be as perplexed as I was when I learned about separate water fountains."
Source: Twitter/The Redhead Bedhead
R.I.P. 14 of 19
"RIP bigotry. #SCOTUS #DOMA"
Source: Twitter/Piers Morgan
The Ring 15 of 19
"SCOTUS puts a ring on it... #DOMA #prop8"
Source: Twitter/Charles M. Blow (The New York Times's visual Op-Ed columnist)
In the Dustbin 16 of 19
"Today, the Supreme Court bent the arc of history once again toward justice, discarding the defenseless #DOMA into the dustbin of history."
Source: Twitter/Nancy Pelosi
The World 17 of 19
"I never dreamed I would see this day. The whole world has changed for us all. I can't believe it!! #DOMA #Equality"
Source: Twitter/Andy Cohen (of Bravo fame)
Suze Orman 18 of 19
"Today is the greatest day so far in my life. Goodbye DOMA hello Equality.KT is crying with happiness.To everyone that backed this we thank u."
Source: Suze Orman/Twitter
George Takai 19 of 19
Okay, this one isn't from Twitter, it's from Facebook...and it's awesome:
"Today marks a watershed moment in history and a tremendous victory for the principle of equality. The 5-4 decision by our Supreme Court striking down DOMA affirms the universality of love--the desire of all people not only to find, but to value and affirm, a lifelong commitment to another person. â€¨â€¨I have lived nearly four score years, and have borne witness to both the heartbreak and promise of true justice and equality in America. Today my heart soars, and my faith in the promise of our great nation is renewed. â€¨â€¨Now, if there's anything we gays know how to do well, it is to celebrate! Let the joy of this day ring out with PRIDE."
Source: Facebook/George Takai
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