Today was a major victory for gay rights activists, as proposition 8 was overturned! This means the gay marriage ban in California was reversed.
You may recall Pitt’s statement to Parade magazine saying, “Maybe we’ll get married when it’s legal for everyone else. I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it–hate mail from religious groups. I believe everyone should have the same rights. They say gay marriage ruins families and hurts kids. Well, I’ve had the privilege of seeing my gay friends being parents and watching their kids grow up in a loving environment.”
We commend them for sticking by their word, but now’s their big chance! We’ll all be waiting with baited breath…
Meanwhile, lots of celebs in Hollywood are singing the same tune today….everyone except Carrie Prejean, we presume.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's statement, "This decision affirms the full legal protections and safeguards I believe everyone deserves."
Ellen Degeneres broke the news to her fans stating, "This just in: Equality Won!"
Kim Kardashian tweeted, "Prop 8 was struck down! This news is amazing!!!! Its about time! Congrats to everyone!"
Ricky Martin, who just came out of the closet said, "YEAHHHHH!!!!! #prop8unconstitutional Moving Forward!!!!!!!!"
Paris Hilton: What a huge historical day for equal rights in this country! They finally overturned Prop 8! There shouldn't be a law on true love. :)
Shanna Moakler: "Tonight we celebrate! EQUALITY and LOVE for all!"
Nicky Hilton: Thank God California overturned the ban on gay marriage. Making progress!
Courtenay Semel: Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional! YAY!!!
Brittny Gastineau: Congrats on prop 8!
Samantha Ronson tweeted, "Song Of The Day: Let's Get Married- Jagged Edge."
Lance Bass tweeted, "Congrats on the overturning of Prop 8!!!!"
Portia de Rossi tweeted, "I am ecstatic that proposition 8 has been overturned in the state of California. This is an incredibly exciting and historical day and a big step towards equal rights for all."
The reality is, this judgement was long overdue. Gay marriage should not be a issue this day and age. We are all human and need to be treated with equality!