Ireland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage: Hollywood Reacts
Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and Sarah Silverman are among the A-listers celebrating Ireland's vote for legalized gay marriage.
Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage in a popular national vote on Saturday, with 62 percent of voters saying "yes" to changing Ireland's constitution to allow gay couples to wed, The Associated Press reported.
Hollywood A-listers including Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and Russell Simmons celebrated on social media Saturday morning after the historic news was announced. Read their posts below.
So happy Ireland have passed the law to get married there. Still genuinely shocks me thou, that this is only just happening!!— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) May 23, 2015
Such a long way to go. But we can't give up until we are equal— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) May 23, 2015
Fuck yeah Ireland!— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) May 23, 2015
Congratulations to the people of Ireland. #LoveWins— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) May 23, 2015
Republic of IRELAND leads the world in social progress by legalizing marriage for all. #LoveWins (shouldn't it always?)— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 23, 2015
The pure joy of it. I'm so proud of Ireland today... We can all take pride in making history. Only sorry I can't be there to celebrate!— Hozier (@Hozier) May 23, 2015
Sitting here watching the Irish make history. Extraordinary and wonderful.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 23, 2015
Bravo Ireland #equality— josh groban (@joshgroban) May 23, 2015
awww ireland!!! you're so inspiring!! congratulations!!!! best news ever!!— christina perri (@christinaperri) May 23, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS to the Republic on saying yes to same-gender marriage! Now what about Northern Ireland?— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) May 23, 2015
So proud of my country. #IrelandVoteYes. 2015 has arrived.— Ronan Keating (@ronanofficial) May 23, 2015