By Tim Saunders on
The celebrity world has shown its disappointment at yesterday’s Prop 8 decision, in which the Californian Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriages should remain outlawed.
“This just should invigorate people to get it back on the ballot in 2010 and 2012 and every two years until all people are allowed a basic civil right,” George Clooney told E Online.
“This really makes me sad,” said Kim Kardashian, who also expressed disbelief at the decision. "I thought we were more forward thinking than this, and I’m disappointed in the Supreme Court for being so close-minded.
“Everyone – gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered — EVERYONE should have equal rights to marry who they want to. I have many gay friends, and all I want is for them to be happy, yet this is just another obstacle in their way. Now they must continue fighting to be granted a basic civil right that many people take for granted. Shame on you, California! We must all continue to fight the h8!”
Former Star Trek actor George Takei – who married Brad Altman in September last year – expressed his hope that another ballot will overturn the decision: “I am confident that if we go through this again, we will ultimately prevail and our [State] Supreme Court will go into the dust of history.”
Many celebrities chose Twitter to air their grievances about the decision. Alyssa Milano called it “a sad day for equality,” while Eliza Dushku wrote “Shame on California Supreme Court!” Kelly Osbourne is “sick to think that people cant have equal rights,” and Holly Montag wrote: “BOO CALI! Our Bill of Rights and Constitution intended equal rights for ALL regardless of race, gender, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, age or creed!”
Other stars to indicate their disappointment included Fall Out Boy's Peter Wentz, Sophia Bush, Kathy Griffin, Fran Drescher, Adrianne Curry, Emmy Rossum, Bryan Greenberg, Diablo Cody, Meghan McCain and many more.
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