Celebs Praise New York’s Gay Marriage Law

The Stars Are Thrilled About Legalizing Same Sex Union

Posted: 06/26/2011 01:22 AM EDT

The Stars are shining and they’re elated about same sex marriage in New York. The Associated Press gathered a few 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 that New York passed marriage equality tonight. A victory for human rights. Progress." — John Legend, on Twitter.

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

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

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

Popeater.com reports Russell Simmons Tweeting: "I applaud the work of our state gov't and all of the advocates on tonight's vote to legalize same sex marriage." He added, "The rights u take for granted are only valid if u fight to give those same rights to others."

"happy gays r here again !!!!!" — Rosie O'Donnell, 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.

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

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