New York Gay Marriage Ruling: What Hollywood Is Saying on Twitter

9:23 PM PST 06/24/2011 by THR staff
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Supporters in Manhattan celebrate the New York State Senate's legalization of gay marriage on June 24, 2011.

See what Kathy Griffin, Alec Baldwin, Alyssa Milano, Jason Alexander and others are tweeting in response to the news.

The New York State Senate passed a bill legalizing gay marriage late Friday in a 32-29 vote, and many in Hollywood immediately took to Twitter to applaud the news.

“Tonight we’re all New Yorkers! Straight & gay alike, let’s all celebrate marriage equality,” tweeted Kathy Griffin. “The right side of history!”

“Marriage equality.... vote yes,” added Alec Baldwin.

Baldwin's It's Complicated co-star Steve Martin tweeted to him: "Alec! Now we can get married!" To which Baldwin responded: "Ok. But if you play that effing banjo after eleven o'clock...."

Tweeted Shannon Elizabeth: “Congrats to NY!!!! I just heard gay marriage passed 30 minutes ago-yayayay!!!!!!”

Wrote Alyssa Milano: “Way to go, New York. One people. One planet. One love. #Equality4All”

Actress Elizabeth Banks weighed in: “Party on Christopher Street! Wish I was there. Congrats New York. #terroristsdidnotwin”

Lindsay Lohan praised the state’s governor: “Nice work to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.”

Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan said the West Coast should follow New York’s lead: “Way to go, NY. Time to catch up, California.”

“Congratulations to humanity,” chimed in Jason Alexander. “And particularly to the NY State Senate. I promise you have advanced mankind, not ruined it. Blessings.”

And Julie Benz (Dexter) added: “Congratulations NY on gay marriage!! Finally!!! I will gorge myself tonight in celebration!!”

Some gay celebrities also cheered the move, including former ‘N Sync-er Lance Bass: “BIG BIG DAY FOR OUR FAMILIES 33-29 it passed!!!! Now lets educate people and make sure we make them feel comfortable with why this happened!”

And Bravo executive and on-air personality Andy Cohen, who also is gay, added: “Today is about equality! #ssm #SomebodySwaddleAndThenMarryMe”

Zac Young, who competed on Bravo’s Top Chef: Just Desserts, tweeted to Cohen: “I will be in your office Monday morning pitching Zac Getting Married

Meanwhile, some took the opportunity to make jokes on Twitter.

Simon Helberg, who co-stars on The Big Bang Theory, quipped: “Now comes the big hurdle: gay divorce.”

Eric Stangel, head writer/executive producer on Late Show With David Letterman, joked: “Now can the NYS Senate please figure out how to get an @innoutburger in New York State??”

And Modern Family writer-producer Danny Zuker added: “In the next several months thousands of New York gay people will begin to have much less sex. #Congrats”

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