Celebrities tweet on N.Y. gay marriage law

US singer Lady Gaga performs during the 2011 Europride on June 11, 2011 in Rome. Hundreds of thousands of people paraded through central Rome in a gay pride parade on Saturday, with many criticising Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government for failing to grant same-sex rights. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images) ALBERTO PIZZOLI

Lady Gaga performs during the 2011 Europride on June 11, 2011 in Rome.
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Some quotes from celebrities reacting to state lawmakers passing and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing legislation making gay marriage legal in New York:

"I can't stop crying. We did it kids." - Lady Gaga, on Twitter.

"happy gays r here again !!!!!" - Rosie O'Donnell, on Twitter.

"NEW YORK! I ? U! You're OFFICIALLY the coolest place on the planet! - Katy Perry on Twitter.

"I have never been prouder to be a lifelong New Yorker than I am today with the passage of marriage equality." - Cyndi Lauper, in a statement.

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"Time to celebrate!!! Marriage Equality for NYers! Its about... love!" - Ricky Martin, on Twitter.

"It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!" - Neil Patrick Harris, on Twitter.

"I'm thrilled about the news from NY. Marriage equality! Every day we get a little closer. What an amazing feeling." - Ellen DeGeneres, on Twitter.

"tonight we're all New Yorkers! Straight & gay alike, let's all celebrate marriage (hash)equality. The right side of history!" - Kathy Griffin, on Twitter.

"Happy that New York passed marriage equality tonight. A victory for human rights. Progress." - John Legend, on Twitter.

"congratulations!!!!!!!!! About time!" - Pink, on Twitter.

"Alec! Now we can get married!" - Steve Martin to Alec Baldwin, on Twitter.

"Ok. But if you play that ... banjo after eleven o'clock..." - Baldwin's response.

"Such a beautiful thing!! So thankful and happy!!" - Lea Michele on Twitter.

"Congratulations to humanity. And particularly to the NY State Senate. I promise you have advanced mankind, not ruined it. Blessings." - Jason Alexander on Twitter.

"I sing it every night, but now it has better meaning: 'New York- concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there's nothing you can't do.' :) As if I didn't already have enough to celebrate and enjoy today. A big hug for New York from my lone hotel room in London." - Darren Criss, on Twitter.

"Way to go, New York. One people. One planet. One love." - Alyssa Milano, on Twitter.

"Proud to be FROM NY! - Lindsay Lohan, on Twitter.

"A victory for human rights. Progress." - John Legend on Twitter.

"Yay for Gay Marriage! NY, it's about time...jersey we're next! How you doin?" - Wendy Williams, on Twitter.

"In the last 10 minutes I've had 100 missed calls from Stefon." - Seth Myers on Twitter.

  • CBS News Staff

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