Saturday, June 25, 2011
New York City — Celebrities are joining the masses on Twitter in celebration over the historic passage and signing of New York’s gay marriage bill. photo Lady GaGa tweets celebration photo credit :: twitter feed Late Friday night, New York’s Republican-controlled Senate voted 33 to 29 to legalize gay marriage, striking a major victory for gay rights. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure shortly before midnight Friday. Twitter lit-up after the landmark legislation passed and the online celebration included openly gay celebrities and allies, including “Born This Way” singer Lady GaGa. “I can’t stop crying. We did it kids,” GaGa tweeted to her more than 11 millions followers. “The revolution is ours to fight for love, justice equality. Rejoice NY, and propose. We did it!!!” Gaga also shared a black and white photo with her crew celebrating the victory. Openly lesbian Ellen DeGeneres took to her Twitter page and wrote, “I’m thrilled about the news from NY. Marriage equality! Every day we get a little closer. What an amazing feeling.” Darren Criss, who plays Blaine on Glee, tweeted, “As if I didn’t already have enough to celebrate and enjoy today. A big hug for New York from my lone hotel room in London. #MarriageEquality.” In a second Tweet, he wrote, “I sing it every night, but now it has better meaning: ‘New York- concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothing you can’t do.’ :)” The celebrity support continued with openly gay actor Neil Patrick Harris, who tweeted, “It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!” Comedienne and LGBT ally Kathy Griffin tweeted, “tonight we’re all New Yorkers! Straight & gay alike, let’s all celebrate marriage #equality. The right side of history!” New York becomes the sixth state, and by far the largest, where marriage equality will be extended to all people regardless of sexual orientation. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Iowa and Washington, D.C. allow same-sex marriage. Lady GaGa, Darren Criss and more cheer NY marriage equality (ChicagoPride.com : New York City News)

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