CINCINNATI - Twitter feeds everywhere were awash with reactions to two major rulings on same sex marriage from the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.
The decision on DOMA came at about 9:20 a.m. A short time later, just before 9:30 a.m., came the decision on California's Proposition 8.
- More about the DOMA decision here: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/national/supreme-court-strikes-down-federal-provision-denying-benefits-to-legally-married-gay-couples
- More about the Prop 8 decision here: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/national/supreme-court-clears-way-for-gay-marriage-in-calif
Twitter reactions largely came from people in the pro-marriage equality camp, but not entirely:
@GavinNewsom "#doma struck down! SF city hall erupts in cheers!"
@JimHeath10TV "Gov John Kasich on SCOTUS decision, 'I support traditional marriage.'"
@BarackObama "Today's #DOMA ruling is a historic step for #MarriageEquality. #LoveisLove"
@SamChampion "so very proud of my husband and my marriage @RubemRobierbArt!"
@GovMikeHuckabee (see photo) "My thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling that determined that same sex marriage is okay: 'Jesus wept.'"
@NancyPelosi "And with #Prop8 decision, California and 12 states and D.C. in recognizing that all Americans are equal, no matter who you love."
@FRC "When are the real marriage polls? Election Day. 38 states affirm that marriage is between a man and a woman #1m1w"
@GLAAD (see photo) "#Prop8 has been dismissed on standing Marriage will be restored in California!"
@BuzzFeed (see photo) "What happens when your Google the word 'gay' right now"
@HRCCincinnati (see photo) "RT @hrc: 30% of Americans now live in states with #MarriageEquality #Timefor Marriage"
@Slate "It's the day that I finally get to look at the man that I love and finally get to say, will you please marry me." Paul Katami (in tears)
@MikeBloombeg "Our history is defined by expanding the definition of equality to all people. SCOTUS decision brings us one step closer to full equality."
@JoshElliottABC "If it's possible, I'm happier still for my dear friend @SamChampion today. (And...I miss you, Charles William Elliott...dearly.)"
@GeorgeTakei "DOMA has been held unconstitutional, 5-4 decision authored by Justice Kennedy. Oh happy day!"
@PGSittenfeld "Thank you to the many advocates for equality who have led this work, and will continue to lead the fight. As the President said #LoveIsLove"
@ActuallyNPH "(Neil Patrick Harris) "DOMA-it-just-lost-O Mr. Roboto! So, so happy for Edie, et al."