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The Supreme Court met on March 26 to discuss whether it would overturn Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, and celebrities took to social media to express their support in allowing marriage equality. On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Hollywood's elite followed the Human Rights Campaign's lead and turned their avatars to an image of a pink equal sign set against a red background.
Actors and musicians like Lance Bass, Alyssa Milano, George Takei Minka Kelly and Evan Rachel Wood got on board the profile picture-changing trend, but some celebrities went a step farther. Here's a list of those who spoke out in support of marriage equality.
Today I'm thinking of the Supreme Court. I hope they remember what makes our country great, and support equality for all.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 26, 2013
Dear Supreme Court, we want all citizens to be able to love one another in a committed equal way. We want to foster families not inequality— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) March 27, 2013
Live & let live. #MarriageEquality— Blake Lively (@iam_blakelively) March 26, 2013
Supreme Court, stop acting like cowards.Now IS the time for a broad ruling to make the leap into the 20th century. --Sincerely, the 21st.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) March 26, 2013
If you're against marriage equality, please unfollow me.You can hate LOST all you want, but you can't hate love.— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) March 26, 2013
SCOTUS: When Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner make the movie about today you are going to want to be the Tommy Lee Jones not the Lee Pace.— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) March 26, 2013
Big day for love. Big day for marriage equality. I do believe that everyone deserves to say "I do" to whomever they choose. Yes, I do.— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) March 26, 2013
I 100 percent agree this needs to happen. twitter.com/MrRPMurphy/sta…— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 26, 2013
Separation of church and state. Period. #marriageequality— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) March 26, 2013
But perhaps our favorite is this pic Beyonce posted on her Tumblr page: