Lady Gaga, Leonardo DiCarprio and Lena Dunham tweet about marriage equality victories

Celebrities and politicians alike took to Twitter to express their joy over the Supreme Court decisions to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and effectively gut California’s anti-gay marriage Proposition 8. DOMA had restricted federal marriage benefits to opposite-sex couples and required that the inter-state marriage recognition be restricted to opposite-sex marriages. Prop. 8 dictated that only opposite-sex marriages would be legally recognized in California. Here’s a sample of the reaction:

President Barack Obama:

Lady Gaga

Lt. Gov. of California Gavin Newsom:

Ben Affleck:

Jesse Tyler Ferguson:

Lena Dunham:

George Takei:

Leonardo DiCaprio:

Ricky Martin:

Piers Morgan:

Kristen Bell – who previously said she would not get married until marriage equality was law in California:

Mark Ruffalo:

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