On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents legally married gay couples from receiving benefits, is unconstitutional. Shortly thereafter, it declined to uphold Prop 8, meaning that same sex marriage is now legal in California.
After the news broke, supporters and non-supporters took to social media with their reactions. Here's how it's playing out:
Kudos to Charles Blow for giving us the idea for the GIF above.
Stefan Becket (@stefanjbecket) June 26, 2013
Here's what just happened pic.twitter.com/FTRv7aHCMu— Silvia Killingsworth (@silviakillings) June 26, 2013
Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2013Edith Windsor, who challenged the Defense of Marriage Act, celebrated: Gay Marriage:
Some opponents of the decision:
What happens when you Google the word "gay" right now pic.twitter.com/EJb5v74OWu— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) June 26, 2013
Whether you agree/disagree w/gay marriage, in Ca voting is now dependent of the decision of the lower courts not the majority of voters #SAD— Karen S (@ksdvm86) June 26, 2013
San Francisco celebrates:
The constitution was written to protect human dignity. Gay Marriage attacks human dignity and hurts individuals. Sad day for Americans.— Dave Sterrett (@davesterrett) June 26, 2013
Tracy Garza (@tracygarza) June 26, 2013
Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) June 26, 2013
"But I don't want to kiss," says Scalia. "Sorry, we have to now," says Alito. "It's the law." They embrace.— lanyard (@lanyardtwerk) June 26, 2013
Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 26, 2013Here are some more SCOTUS GIFs, for your viewing pleasure:
DOMA is done for:
Gay marriage FTW:
And then Twitter was all like:
And, because you can never have too many Neil Patrick Harris GIFs:
Gov. Mike Huckabee's reaction to the SCOTUS ruling: "Jesus wept."
Meanwhile, Batman and Robin are high-kicking:
[Image: Flickr user TexasGOPVote.com]