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Conservatives In DC Already Talking About Restoring DOMA?

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What a bunch of spoilsports…

On the heels of the Supreme Court overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, there's already talk that conservative representatives in Washington will try to restore DOMA! We'll wait until you finish yelling "whaaaa?" at your computer screen.

Representative Tim Huelskamp of Kansas said the following in response to today's verdict:

“My response to this will be later this week to file a federal marriage amendment."

Yeah, good luck with that, Tim! Oh, and just FYI, amendments to the Constitution began as a way to prevent the federal government from infringing on citizens' liberties, not as a way to get rid of hard earned freedoms. Meanwhile, thousands of Americans, of all sexual orientations, are celebrating this monumental victory at rallies across the country! Tim, we think you'll have better luck trying to file a noise complaint than a constitutional amendment.

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Human Rights Campaign Responds: Supreme Court Ruling Shows The "Two Americas" That Exist

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In one of the most important Supreme Court cases of the past decade, the members of the highest court in the land struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as well as rejecting an appeal on California's Prop 8 in a 5-4 decision. This will return the right for everyone in the Golden State to marry whoever they want!

While this news is Supreme-ly AH-mazing and a HUGE victory, let's not forget that there are pockets of the LGBT community in America who cannot fully participate in today's victory, and that progress in many states towards marriage equality is still at a standstill.

Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign, puts some perspective on this landmark ruling:

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President Barack Obama's Message To America Following Today's Supreme Court Ruling

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Today, we're PROUD to live in America. And we're PROUD of our President!

After the Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional as well as struck down Prop. 8, President Barack Obama weighed in on the MONUMENTAL decisions:

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Melissa Etheridge To Marry Partner Linda Wallem Thanks To Supreme Court Rulings!!

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Melissa Etheridge is celebrating the news of this morning’s Supreme Court rulings with…A WEDDING!

The singer and her partner of three years, Nurse Jackie creator Linda Wallem, will be tying the knot now that California’s Prop 8 has been deemed unconstitutional!

Melissa shared her happy news via Twitter earlier today:

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Celebrities Who Support The Abolishment Of Prop 8 And DOMA!

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Love REALLY is louder!!!!

With the Supreme Court's decision to rule DOMA unconstitutional and the dismissal of Prop 8, it is undeniably a historical day for equal rights.

We could not be more thrilled!

But the looonnggg struggle for marriage equality was a tough one and this milestone of a day couldn't have happened without the help of some passionate, vocal famous faces.

Find out the celebs who fought alongside us until justice was served…

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Celebrities Who Support The Abolishment Of Prop 8 And DOMA!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Celebrities Who Support The Abolishment Of Prop 8 And DOMA!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Celebrities Who Support The Abolishment Of Prop 8 And DOMA!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Celebrities Who Support The Abolishment Of Prop 8 And DOMA!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Celebrities Who Support The Abolishment Of Prop 8 And DOMA!"

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Ellen Degeneres, Lea Michele & Other Celebs Continue To Respond To Supreme Court Rulings! Happy Day!!

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And the Twitter celebrations continue!!

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:

For more celeb reactions, keep reading…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Kristen Bell Proposes To Dax Shepard After DOMA Ruling!!

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard will finally tie the knot — as will so many gay Americans!

The pint-size actress proposed to her man earlier today via Twitter following today’s Supreme Court decision in favor of equality!!!

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!!

Dax, of course, took to Twitter to share

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