The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled same sex marriage legal in all fifty states, and President Barack Obama is calling it a "victory for America."
Obama is a known advocate for LGBTQ rights, and he spoke to a crowd of fellow supporters Friday morning about the decision. "This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts," he said in his speech. "It's a victory for the allies and friends and supporters who spent years, even decades, for change to come."
The 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges will go down in history and it was greeted by such positive reactions from celebrities, lawmakers, and LGBQT advocates worldwide.
Many celebrities have decided to take to Twitter and Instagram to showcase their pride and excitement over this huge announcement, including our President.
"Today is a big step in our march toward equality," Obama tweeted. "Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins."
And just like that, #LoveWins was trending on social media nationwide.
Here is what celebrities have had to say about this historical day.
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
— President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015
Love won. #MarriageEquality
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 26, 2015
Proud to celebrate a historic victory for marriage equality-& the courage & determination of LGBT Americans who made it possible. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 26, 2015
The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states today. IT'S ABOUT. FUCKING. TIME.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 26, 2015
Supreme Court rules right to marriage is a "fundamental right" and same sex couples can't be deprived of that right
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) June 26, 2015
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2015
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) June 26, 2015
— Rosie (@Rosie) June 26, 2015
— Matt Bomer (@MattBomer) June 26, 2015
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
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) June 26, 2015
LOVE WINS!!!!!!! WE ARE EQUAL!!!!!!!! Ps. Somebody marry me, quick!!!!!
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 26, 2015
Hugely emotional that marriage equality has finally come to the U.S. History! Love ALWAYS wins. ❤️❤️❤️
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) June 26, 2015