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This one's going to the Supreme Court! On Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that California's controversial Proposition 8 (a.k.a. Prop 8) ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The decision upheld Judge Vaughn Walker's original 2010 ruling, and means that the U.S. Supreme Court could rule on gay marriage as early as next year.
"Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California," Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote in the court's decision, according to The Los Angeles Times. A bevy of celebrites agree, and have taken to Twitter to express their jubilation.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson agreed. "Historic!
#Prop8 is unconstitutional. @AFER & I won't stop until ALL Americans are #free2marry," the Modern Family star wrote on his page. "Sign> http://bit.ly/pledge8 & RT."
Tron: Legacy actress Olivia Wilde was very clear on her feelings toward the same-sex marriage ban: "Woohoo!! Die Prop 8 Die!!!!" she wrote. "9th Circuit just ruled you unconstitutional. Next step Supreme Court!"
Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof also got in on the "woo-hoo"-ing. "I try not to get blatantly political on twitter," he posted. "That being said? UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!"
Country music star Chely Wright expressed her approval. "I am a gay American and it's my Constitution too.
#NOH8," she tweeted.
And Hairspray and Rock of Ages director Adam Shankman was also pumped. "Courts just AGAIN declared Prop 8 unconstitutional…CUZ IT IS!!!" he twittered. "Supreme court, here we come! Equality…is our birthright! Its about time!"
Meanwhile, Family Guy mastermind Seth MacFarlane had a suggestion for how Proposition 8 supporters might better allocate their funds. "Prop 8 architects: Every civil rights battle is eventually won by the oppressed party," he wrote. "Save your hundred mil and buy some Bud platinum."