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The Best Supreme Court Decision Tweets

In two landmark decisions, SCOTUS strikes down DOMA and Prop 8, paving the way towards marriage equality. Here's what the Twitterverse had to say.

Updated: 10:45 a.m.

[6:00 a.m. PT] - People take to Twitter early to discuss possible outcomes and media coverage
‏@klingerlevi36 - I'm hoping the Supreme Court does the right thing today, and by right I mean left.
@MattVas - The Day of Awful Headlines—> Playbook: “GAY DAY AT SUPREME COURT.” Drudge: “GAY OR NAY?”
@cleyden - It is 40 minutes until the Supreme Court starts to release decisions and SCOTUSblog already has 40,000 readers on its live blog.
@SandraFluke  - #SupremeCourt decision mornings are a rough time to live on the West Coast, but wouldn't miss this moment for the world.#MarriageEquality
@buknerd - Taking deep breaths and muttering to myself. My coworkers must be so freaked out right now. #scotus #marriageequality

[7:01 a.m. PT] - Any minute now...
@leslie_bern - Do deadlines not mean anything for #SCOTUS either? IT'S 10:01 AM EASTERN. #DOMA #prop8
@KyahJade - It's 10:01 and my heart is in my butt. #DOMA #Prop8 #COMEONALREADY
@DaveJanec - I can feel twitter frothing in anticipation of SCOTUS #Prop8

[7:08 a.m. PT] - DOMA is a thing of the past
@miSFitVeezy - The Castro bout to go crazy #Prop8
@GordonChaffin - Couple making out live on MSNBC air. I love it. #Prop8. DOMA is dead. DOMA IS DEAD!
@TeaPartyCat - There's been lots of talk about slippery slopes that lead to bestiality, but DOMA or no DOMA, I'm still not marrying you, Rick Santorum.
@MichaelMurphyNY - I'm actually crying at my desk. ‪#DOMA‬ is gone
@pourmecoffee - Heterosexuals, drop what you are doing and go home immediately. YOUR MARRIAGE IS COMPLETELY UNDEFENDED. DOMA unconstitutional.
@sallykohn - Our founding fathers would be proud. And maybe married to each other. ‪#DOMA
@GameOfThrones - #MarriageEquality for all in the realm. http://instagram.com/p/bBm_RTwdm6/ #gameofthrones

[7:32 a.m. PT] - SCOTUS' decision on Prop 8 means gay marriage will resume in California
@G_Smoove2014 - I wish my puppy understood politics so I had someone to fangirl with! #Prop8 and #DOMA are done and over with and it's just monumental!
@jasonbentley - Free ticket to a Celine Dion show on the eve of freedom. Coincidence? I think not. #prop8
@SheWired - Haven't cried tears of joy at 7AM since the last time I did a walk of shame back 2 a club and found my car had not been towed. #DOMA
@JamesDMcG - The perfect gif for today's events. http://bit.ly/18lAnQM #DOMA #Prop8 @AudraEqualityMc @TheTonyAwards
@CharlesMBlow - SCOTUS puts a ring on it... #DOMA #prop8
@RebeccaSchinsky - Husband's not home to celebrate with me, so I kissed the dog. OH MY GOD YOU GUYS THE SLIPPERY SLOPE BEGINS.
@ahuj9 - "I don't like how much this world is changing," said Scalia, "The other day I saw a couch that folded out into a bed."
@serialkarma - I have never been so happy about a bunch of people being able to file taxes. ‏
@owillis - you get a gay marriage. you get a gay marriage. everybody! gets! a! gay! marriage!
@aseitzwald - And California returns to unquestionable status as best state ever in the history of everything
@KamalaHarris - Today marks a great victory for freedom, equality, justice – and love. #MarriageEquality #Prop8
@RebeccaForBART - I just asked ‪@ginger_bites‬ to legally marry me and she said yes! Yay for the end of ‪#Prop8‬ and ‪#DOMA‬!!!

[After 8:00 a.m. PT...] - The significance of the two decisions really starts to sink in…
‎‏@magazine_junkie - joint tax returns!! joint tax returns!!
@robdelaney - .‪@ChickfilA‬ Any specials today?
‎‏@BenariLee - Congrats, U.S. Federal Government. You are now as progressive as the U.S. Army.
@RichmondDistRic- c'mon, Buzzfeed, you slippin. where's the "37 derpiest responses to the DOMA ruling"?
@BarackObama - Retweet if you believe everyone should be able to marry the person they love. ‪#LoveIsLove‬ ‪pic.twitter.com/jGSProRoUN‬
@CaseyNewton - ‪@CalebGarling‬ “Hundreds trampled in DOMA Brunch riots” — Monday SF Chronicle
@rachelbensen - Who DOESN'T cry at weddings!? RT ‪@GovMikeHuckabee‬ My thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling that determined same sex marriage is okay: "Jesus wept."

 

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