Jewish Celebrities Cheer Historic Gay Marriage Decision
The Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states in a 5-4 decision. In his majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy :
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.
Here’s how Jewish celebrities reacted to the historic news:
— Gloria Steinem (@GloriaSteinem) June 26, 2015
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) June 26, 2015
Sometimes a great big smile is enough. Maybe a leap of pure joy & a whoop of delight. OK, a skip & a punch in the air too. #SCOTUSMarriage
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) June 26, 2015
— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) June 26, 2015
Disappointed at the lack of marriage proposals today. Only one?
— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) June 26, 2015
Love is love, is love. Is love. Wonderful news. Equality & love for all.
— Dianna Agron (@DiannaAgron) June 26, 2015
— Howard Stern (@HowardStern) June 26, 2015
Woke up to learn that love is free! Thank you to all those who fought so hard to make this historic moment happen.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 26, 2015
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) June 26, 2015
gonna tweet something I never thought I would: !!!!!!!!!!!!! USA USA USA USA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) June 26, 2015
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) June 26, 2015
Just woke up to the Good News! Goin’ To The Chapel!
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 26, 2015
Can’t stop smiling. Today is truly a day in history! #LoveWins
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) June 26, 2015
— MichelleTrachtenberg (@RealMichelleT) June 26, 2015
Just thought of the celebrity straight couples who said they wouldn’t marry until everyone could marry, who are now like “Ohhhh shit”
— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) June 26, 2015
Gay marriage is legal! Say goodbye to The Hate Class of 2015! http://t.co/Uum62Yphbh
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) June 26, 2015