Prop 8 Decision: Hollywood (and Newt Gingrich) Responds on Twitter

Hollywood stars and media luminaries tweet on the gay-marriage ruling

Last Updated: February 7, 2012 @ 11:47 AM

Olivia Wilde, Judd Apatow and Jesse Tyler Ferguson were just a few of the big stars  taking to Twitter on Tuesday to praise a court decision finding California's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

The responses ranged from the philosophical to the hilarious to expressions of joy.

"Prop 8, sashay away," Ru Paul tweeted. 

Also read: Prop 8 Is Unconstitutional, Court Rules

Not many bold faced names expressed any outrage, which is not that surprising as Hollywood is a liberal town, after all. That was left to folks on the other end of the political aisle, such as presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich who took to Twitter to decry the decision. 

It was not just tinseltown's elite who were weighing in on the historic ruling. 

Also read: Prop 8 Ruling: Judges Invoke Marilyn Monroe, Movies and Jumbotrons

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein, and Nation editor Richard Kim were among the prominent figures who took to the social media platform in the wake of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold a lower court ruling. 

Here's a look at some of the best responses to the news. 

Olivia Wilde
Woohoo!! Die Prop 8 Die!!!! 9th Circuit just ruled you unconstitutional. Next step Supreme Court! 

Seth MacFarlane
Prop 8 architects: Every civil rights battle is eventually won by the oppressed party. Save your hundred mil and buy some Bud platinum.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family")
Historic! #Prop8 is unconstitutional. @AFER & I won’t stop until ALL Americans are #free2marry. Sign> & RT

Perez Hilton
#Prop8 struck down AGAIN!!!! Equal rights for all!!!!

Newt Gingrich
Court of Appeals overturning CA's Prop 8 another example of an out of control judiciary. Let's end judicial supremacy

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 
V plsd the 9th Circuit has upheld ruling that Prop 8 is unconstitutional! We shld all be able to marry the person we love#marriageequality

Judd Apatow
“@jcolton: @JuddApatow can you slow down on the muppet cause for about half an hour? we just got good news re Prop 8.” Awesome news !

Damon Lindelof (co-creator, "Lost")
My feed right now: Celebration on Prop 8 unconstitutionality and outrage over no muppets singing at Oscars. I love you, Twitter

Sam Stein (Huffington Post political reporter)
this prop 8 decision never would have happened under president gingrich…. because there would be no ninth circuit.

Alex Burns (Politico reporter)
Prop 8 overturned + emergency contraception fight + Komen vs. Planned Parenthood = so much for economy-only 2012

John August (screenwriter, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory")
Hooray! #prop8

Adam Shankman (Director, "Hairspray")
Courts just AGAIN declared Prop 8 unconstitutional…CUZ IT IS!!! Supreme court, here we come! Equality…is our birthright! Its about time!

Mark Harris, (columnist for Entertainment Weekly)
"Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional AND Smash gets high ratings. Big day for my people.”

Richard Kim (executive editor,
Funny how much of the decision is about non-marriage issues like Judge Walker's sexuality & legal standing of Prop 8 proponents.


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