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The U.S. Supreme Court issued two landmark rulings related to the issue of same-sex marriage Wednesday. First, the court ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional — paving the way for legally married same-sex couples to receive the same federal benefits as straight married couples. Second, the Court dismissed an appeal against California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state — meaning that same-sex marriage can resume in California.
Celebrities took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the rulings. Here are some of their reactions:
Supreme Court Gay Marriage
The Supreme Court has ruled that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, The New York Times reports.
In a 5-4 vote Wednesday morning, the court struck down a portion of the 1996 law that previously denied federal benefits to married same-sex couples. "The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity," Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote. "By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than other, the federal statute is in violation of the Fifth Amendment."
An actress who had minor roles on The Vampire Diaries and The Walking Dead was arrested Friday in connection with allegedly sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg last month, CNN reports.
Fox News radio host Andrea Tantaros asked her listeners for a favor on Thursday: punch people who voted for Barack Obama in the face.
Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec
Man, Shark Tank is so good — it stinks to see it leave for summer vacay. Fortunately, the ABC reality show about aspiring entrepreneurs will air two episodes back-to-back beginning at 8/7c on Friday, during which Mark Cuban will have a big confrontation with fellow Shark Kevin O'Leary.
Dennis Rodman to the rescue! The Worm told TMZ that he's heading back to North Korea to do what — at least in his mind — President Barack Obama can't.
Conan O'Brien spoke at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday, but most of his barbs were directed at the media and television networks, rather than at President Barack Obama.
The dinner also included a sketch courtesy of House of Cards star Kevin Spacey, who parodied his Netflix series with a spoof dubbed "House of Nerds," which included appearances by John McCain and several White House journalists. Check it out below:
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The Associated Press' official Twitter account was hacked Tuesday, the organization confirmed.
Shortly after 1 p.m. ET, the account tweeted out a false report saying that there had been two explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama was injured. The AP's account has since been suspended.
Cambridge, Watertown Massive Police Response
Just hours after Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick lifted the city-wide lockdown on Boston, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was found and taken into custody.
In a tweet sent out shortly before 9 p.m. local time, the Boston Police department confirmed that the suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, had been apprehended. "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over...
Paul Kevin Curtis
A man suspected of sending letters that contained ricin poison to President Barack Obama has been arrested, NBC News reports.
The man, who also sent a poisoned letter to Republican Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker, was identified as Mississippi entertainer Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, the Justice Department announced on Thursday. He was arrested Wednesday at his home in Corinth, Miss., and faces up to 15 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, the Justice Department says.