LGBT News: Supreme Court Rules Same Sex Marriage Legal in the U.S -- Best Celebrity Reactions

The United States Supreme Court laid down a landmark decision in human history Friday, when it declared that same sex couples can now marry nationwide, CNN reported.

"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family," wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy, one of the five justices who favored ruled for same sex marriage in America. "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," Kenney's statement concluded.

Meanwhile, four justices also submitted their dissent to the ruling, including Chief Justice John Roberts. Despite the win for same sex marriage, Roberts stressed that the decision had nothing to do with the constitution. "Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it," wrote Roberts. 

America is now the 21st country to allow same sex marriage in all of its territories in the world, following 21 other countries that are mostly in Europe, according to Time Magazine. Minutes after the Supreme Court handed their decision, same sex couples immediately trooped to the courts to finally make their union legal.

Meanwhile, many celebrities in Hollywood hailed the Supreme Court's decision.

"How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris, who married David Burtka in Italy in 2014 posted this message on his Twitter: "It's a new day. Thank you Supreme Court. Thank you Justice Kennedy. Your opinion is profound, in more ways than you may know. #huzzah"

Famous TV host Ellen DeGeneres, who married girlfriend Portia de Rossi in California in 2008 at the height of Proposition 8 ruling, simply posted, "Love won. #MarriageEquality," on her Twitter.

"Magic Mike XXL" star Matt Bomer also posted on his Twitter account, saying, "#LoveWins Today is a huge step forward for our country, and my family. I'm so grateful and happy! #SCOTUSMarriage." He is married to publicist Simon Halls since 2011 and they have three sons via surrogacy.

President Barack Obama called the ruling a victory. "Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal. The project of each generation is to bridge the meaning of those founding words with the realities of changing times," he said, according to USA Today. He also posted on Twitter: "Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins."

Hillary Clinton, who is running for presidency in 2016, also said on Twitter, "Proud to celebrate a historic victory for marriage equality-& the courage & determination of LGBT Americans who made it possible. -H"

One Direction fan-favorite Harry Styles also joined in and said on Twitter, "Huge day for America.. Happy to see the news. All the love."

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