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Stars react to Supreme Court's same-sex marriage rulings

MONACO - MAY 25: Leonardo DiCaprio attends the TAG Heuer Host 2013 Monaco Grand Prix Party on May 25, 2013 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Didier Baverel/Getty Images for Tag Heuer)
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Word traveled quickly from Washington to Hollywood when the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday morning, with stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Neil Patrick Harris celebrating the victory for gay rights.

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was first enacted in 1996 and denied federal benefits to same-sex couples. The Supreme Court ruled that the act was unconstitutional.

In a separate ruling, the court also effectively permitted same-sex marriages to resume in the state of California.

Gay and straight celebrities took to Twitter to voice their support for the court's decisions:

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