Supreme Court to Rule on Gay Marriage: Ellen, Dan Savage and Others React

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The entertainment industry showed its support of the Supreme Court's announcement to make a nationwide decision on gay marriage.

The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will make a final decision on gay marriage by June.

In April, the nine justices will review an appellate court's decision to uphold gay marriage bans in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. A final decision will be made before the completion of the present term in late June. The court will examine if individual states have the right to ban gay marriage and if states must recognize gay marriages granted in other states.

Currently, 36 states and Washington, D.C. have ruled gay marriage to be legal.

Ellen DeGeneres found out about the news at the One Big Happy panel, NBC's new show executive-produced by the Ellen star that follows the life of a single lesbian who gets pregnant. "I don't know if you've seen Selma, but the thing that changed the Civil Rights movement is when white people got involved and started marching. … We need everyone on our side. We're trying to do this march and we need people that believe in equality and fairness and love and so if we have people that will join us and give us that which is only fair to have the same rights that everybody else has, then it's a wonderful world."

Fellow members of the entertainment industry also took to social media to share their opinions on the Court's announcement:

Makers Studios co-founder Shay Carl:

Writer-director-producer Dustin Lance Black:

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