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Ellen on California Gay Marriage Ruling -- 'Equality Won'

8/4/2010 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Moments ago, a federal judge overturned California's ban on same-sex marriages -- and just seconds after the news broke, Ellen DeGeneres was already celebrating ... via Twitter.

Ellen DeGeneres Gay Rights

Ellen just posted the message, "This just in: Equality Won!"

And she isn't the only star excited about the ruling ... Kelly Osbourne just posted, "So happy over the news on prop8 its about time!"

Kim Kardashian: "Prop 8 was struck down! This news is amazing!!!! Its about time! Congrats to everyone!"

Shanna Moakler: "Tonight we celebrate! EQUALITY and LOVE for all!"

Ricky Martin: "YEAHHHHH!!!!! #prop8unconstitutional Moving Forward!!!!!!!!"

Milla Jovovich: Yay! Finally ppl r being treated equally! And CA is cool again!

Rose McGowan: Yay! No more Prop H8! I wanna be a flower girl in a wedding asap!

Olivia Munn: Prop 8 Overturned!!! Equal rights for everyone! Nice to be out of the 1950s..
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. :)

Sophia Bush: A MAJOR step forward. Everyone deserves the right to love whomever they choose. I am proud to be from Cali again!

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This is a sad day for California.

1539 days ago


"You do the research. It blocks religious beliefs from indoctrinating the masses. No religious belief is upheld as the law of the land, that is what this clause does."

Oh and what clause are you referring to exactly? Separation of church and state is not in the Constitution. It comes from a letter penned by Jefferson. LOL! The First Amendment right says we are to have no establishment of a national religion. Jefferson wrote a letter elaborating on that point. You are proving my point that you are ill-informed.

1539 days ago


"What people do is there business. The problem is this is twice the people of California had said not 11 and 8. So your vote means nothing. "

What about the people who voted against interracial marriage? Why were those bans overturned? Because their unconstitutional. Duh!

1539 days ago


Church and State NEED to be kept separate. It is the God subscribers who keep preaching to others on how things should be and creating the problem. They are just almighty self proclaimed know-it-alls. You know, I'd love to sit down at meet this God in PERSON, and physically talk face to face..not to a church preacher or community pastor, not a messenger or second in command...the real deal God him/her/itself. I have a ton of questions for this someone who has never shown itself to those who walk the Earth today. This hocus pocus religion is all a multi-generational multi-translated storied fairy tale for weak minded people to can't deal with modern day physical reality. It's all talk. So if something that should be equal to all people in the real physical world like gay marriage scares them, these bible-thumpers will throw religion talk into the mix and give themselves a platform teeter on.

1539 days ago


Until it turns nasty. Lawyers are loving this to the bank.

1539 days ago


So, ONE judge is telling me that my vote meant nothing? Uh...I don't think so. We need to get these crazy ass liberal leftists out of our government and fast. REMEMBER NOVEMBER people!

1539 days ago

Michael W    

The comment about "turning gay" because men have treated her badly is a CLASSIC!! LOL! Check yourself - that's probably the main reason you've been sh*t on!

1539 days ago



I have dibs on a front row seat the day you face our Almighty God. Your day is coming too.

1539 days ago


i want to marry my dog...i think im gonna fight for it..or maybe my bed matress...

1539 days ago


OK, we're now officially all living our lives based on the lifestyles of Hollywood celebrities. Wow...that's quite the noble example for all of us. What amazing role models they are NOT for the young people of America. We all know "celebrities" know better than the "ordinary" people of this country.

Looks like California's bankrupt financial status, with businesses and people fleeing the state in record numbers, is just the beginning of their destruction checklist.

So let's review California's accomplishments...
1. California is bankrupt
2. Businesses and people are leaving CA in record numbers
3. Schools are failing
4. Marijuana is legal
5. Crime is up
6. Many Hollywood celebrities have horrible lives
7. Pollution is up
8. Homosexual "marriage" is legal
9. What will they think of next?

Let's pray for an earthquake to knock the entire crazy state of California off into the ocean so it can become its own island-country. Then, the Hollywood people could do whatever the heck they wanted to do whenever they wanted to do it. They could make everything, drugs, nudity, and crimes since everything is OK - except prayer, home schooling, and church in CA.

1539 days ago


happyaveragejane: You don't have to believe without proof. There is plenty of it. I highly recommend you study the field of apologetics. Look into the evidence and then make your decision. However, I don't think people should get the wrong idea that it is only Chrisitans who are against this. For example, the black and hispanic communities are strongly against it and a good portion of them are on the left. On one hand, I'm glad this event has occurred. It will alienate those minorities from the progressives leading their party and hopefully get them to see the light of day.

1539 days ago


I am from Toronto (where he happily embrace gays) and think amazing news. The uneducated idiots on this board who talk about AIDS, stop posting if you are uneducated on the subject. With gay marriage being legal here, we have a lower percentage of AIDS. Here are some stats for you geniuses:

Globally, around 11% of HIV infections are among babies who acquire the virus from their mothers; 10% result from injecting drug use; 5-10% are due to sex between men; and 5-10% occur in healthcare settings. Sex between men and women accounts for the remaining proportion – around two thirds of new infections.

Grow up and go out and hug a gay. They really don't bite.... :)

1539 days ago


@Lizzy7: And it's people like you who believe they have the right to make statements about me and everyone else. YOU PROVED MY POINT.

Who will be the next almighty bible thumping idiot to tell me something? As you all think, you have all the answers since you are into religion...!

1539 days ago


Oh boy.... yippe... bang a drum... woo hoo... yes sir ri Bob... wow... amazing ... can't say enough ... what a decision... people vote... court overrules .. typical .. why not... everything else in this country has been changed .... do your own thing ... if it feels good it. don't worry about the consquences... let's live for today... woo hoo... let's smoke some crack, break out the booze, fire up the bong, take off our clothes, have sex in the street, ... yes... boy oh boy aren't we happy? are we having fun yet?

1539 days ago


For the love. Just let it go. Nobody wants to listen to the gay rights crap anymore. Just go back in the frickin' closet.

1539 days ago
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