Vampire Diaries Cast Tweets Support For Supreme Court DOMA Decision
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Vampire Diaries Cast Tweets Support For Supreme Court DOMA Decision

All of Hollywood was talking about yesterday’s Supreme Court decision, when the Defense of Marriage Act, Doma, was ruled unconstitutional. Many members of The Vampire Diaries cast tweeted about the historic ruling, as well.

The 1996 law denied married same-sex couples the same benefits as hetersexual spouses. In his opinion, Justice Kennedy wrote, "The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity. By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute is in violation of the Fifth Amendment."

Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett) agreed, tweeting, “woohoooo” along with a link to the story. Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert) retweeted President Obama, who wrote, “Retweet if you believe everyone should be able to marry the person they love. #LoveIsLove.” Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley) was pleased, too, “This is a very exciting day for so many of my friends. #LoveIsLove #equality xxxxxxxx.”

Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes) was waiting until today to share her feeling on the Supreme Court’s decision. “Throwback Thursday '09... #equalRights #loveIsLove #marriageEquality woo hoo!!!” she wrote, along with a picture of herself holding a sign that read: “‘I Do’ support the freedom to marry.”

Both Candice and Kat are engaged, and it sounds like they’re happy that now everyone has the same right to walk down the aisle.

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