What are pop stars saying about the Supreme Court's decision to legalize the same-sex marriage ban?
June 26, 2015 is a historic day not just for the LGBTQ community, but for humanity as a whole. Equality triumphed with a 5 to 4 decision ruled by the United States Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage, and the musicians we look up to, gay and straight, are celebrating the major win.
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family,” Justice Kennedy wrote about gay and lesbians having equal rights to marry. “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”
“It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage,” Justice Kennedy said of the couples challenging state bans on same-sex 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.”
ALL 50 STATES!!!! 😭 So happy. Times are changing my friends. We have such a long way to go and so much more fighting to do so I hope nobody stops and thinks everything's ok because it isn't, BUT it's days like today, and moments like this that we've all gotta have a drink and celebrate how far we have come. I couldn't be prouder to be gay x love to all x #PRIDE #EQUALITY
A big day for our country! One big step on the right direction. Lots more to be done. But our souls are happier today. To our friends who have lived in fear and shame. Come out with strength. Now EVERYONE has a shot at true happiness! May there never be a block on love again! #all50 #letthepeoplelove #newamerica #seeinghistory #love
YAAAAAAS AMERICA 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 LOVE WON. LOVE WINS. AND IT AL.WAYS. WILL. 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂(i'm crying)
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 26, 2015
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) June 26, 2015
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) June 26, 2015
— backstreetboys (@backstreetboys) June 26, 2015
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) June 26, 2015
Very happy about the SCOTUS rulings this week! Marriage Equality, Fair Housing and Affordable Health Care!
— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 26, 2015
YESSSSS AMERICAAAAA!! 💜💛💚💙❤️💖 what a moment. #LoveWon
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) June 26, 2015
gonna tweet something I never thought I would: !!!!!!!!!!!!! USA USA USA USA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) June 26, 2015
🇺🇸 GO AMERICA! pic.twitter.com/xKv7gL0Jg8
— J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) June 26, 2015
Finally. Big step. All Americans, no matter their sexual orientation, can marry the people they love.
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) June 26, 2015
Huge day for America.. Happy to see the news. All the love
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) June 26, 2015