Ellen Degeneres is the latest to turn to her Twitter and add positive cheer following the Supreme Court Prop 8 and Doma decisions this morning! The tv-show host, who's been married to her longtime partner Portia de Rossi since 2008, wrote:
It's a supremely wonderful day for equality. Prop 8 is over, and so is DOMA. Congratulations everyone. And I mean everyone.
The longtime couple and new parents had famously decided to hold off on walking down the aisle until marriage rights were available to all! Lucky for them and the millions of same-sex couples, they can FINALLY exchange their long-awaited vows!!
Several reliable sources report that the Supreme Court will most likely hand down the decisions on DOMA and Prop 8 on Wednesday.
Supporters of equality are hoping both cases will end in rulings that reflect America's heavily growing support for same-sex marriage.
It's these cases that will determine the constitutionality of California's ban on gay marriage (Prop 8) and a federal law that blocks legal same-sex marriage partners from receiving federal benefits (DOMA).
We really, REALLY hope we can wave our American flag with even more pride than ever tomorrow!!
The one and only Liza Minnelli is taking a stand in support of same-sex marriage!
The Broadway legend recently posed for the NOH8 Campaign — the portrait of which has officially been revealed (above).
Liza is one of many celebrities to speak up about LGBT issues in both visual and verbal protest, joining the ranks of recent additions including The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson. When asked about her thoughts, the star said:
“Here’s what I believe… No shame. No Blame. No guilt. Be happy, and be who you are. I love you.”
There were MANY wonderful, inspirational moments from last night's 2013 GLAAD Media Awards - including an-always HIGHlarious Jennifer Lawrence and a powerful speech from President Bill Clinton while accepting the Advocate for Change Award - but none tickled our ear buds and drive for progress more than the incomparable Darren Criss!
The Glee hearthrob took the stage early on in the evening to delight attendees with a musical performance, and surprisingly enough, he chose to revise the lyrics of the Carly Rae Jepsen smash Call Me Maybe to accommodate a much bigger issue than unrequited teenage love - and call for the end of DOMA and Prop. 8!
Hear the clever, yet powerful re-worked number (above)!
Just AH-MAY-ZING, isn't it?!
Thanks for taking a stand, Darren! EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!
The Baywatch star hadn't talked too much about her diagnosis over the years, but now that things are taking a positive turn, she's ready to speak up about the disease, saying:
"I'm very fortunate that I've had Hep C for about 16 years. 16 years ago that was [presented to me] as a death sentence. I think it really worked on my self esteem. Even though I may have looked confident on the outside, I think it really was a dark cloud that lingered over me."
She's tried different medications in the past, but now Pam is moving on to a new process that's FDA-approved! These new drugs work to destroy the virus, and she says the outcome could be amazing!