All around the world hearts are bursting with victory as marriage equality is held up by law in every single US state. Celebrities have flocked to Twitter in their hundreds to express their support of the news, as the Supreme Court finally rules that same-sex marriage is legal under the Constitution.

Portia De Rossi and Ellen DegeneresEllen Degeneres Tweeted her support of the marriage equality ruling

It's been a long time coming but the US has finally followed in the footsteps of the UK and Ireland by legalizing same-sex marriage in a move that has touched the hearts of millions. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy revealed the majority opinion was 5 to 4, before sharing his own thoughts on the verdict for those who would be affected. 'Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves', he said. 'Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.'

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And he's not the only one to stand up for the decision. Celebrities from all corners of the globe have Tweeted their joy at the news, alongside the hashtag #LoveWins. Talk show host Ellen Degeneres, who has been married to her partner Portia de Rossi since 2008 (due to California's early overturn on the law against same-sex marriage) posted simply, 'Love won', while openly gay 'How I Met Your Mother' star Neil Patrick Harris said: 'It's a new day. Thank you Supreme Court. Thank you Justice Kennedy. Your opinion is profound, in more ways than you may know.'

But it's not just the gay couples of Hollywood that are thrilled at the news. Lady GaGa has supported LGBT rights for years and told her fans, 'Same-sex marriage is now legal all across the US! Free to love. Free to marry. Free to be equal!' While Zoe Saldana celebrated with the inspiring message: 'My heart sings today. I am elated and proud -more than ever to be an American.'

Well done, America!

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