15 Couples Finally Getting Their Marriage Rights On

Yesterday, every TV here at VH1 was tuned into the news about the Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA (The Defense of Marriage Act) and Prop 8. It was all everyone was talking about. We heard “Same Love” by Macklemore about eight times as we walking through the building. Our Twitter feed was flooded with celebrations from our friends, as well as gay and straight celebrities — like Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard.

  • Chris Colfer and Will Sherrod

  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

  • Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni

  • Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

  • George Takei and Brad Altman

  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita

  • Zachary Quinto and Jonathan Groff

  • Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

  • Lance Bass and Michael Turchin

  • Matt Bomer and Simon Halls

  • Melissa Etheridge and Linda Wallem

  • Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent

  • Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

  • Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry

  • Wanda Sykes and Alex Sykes

Kristen and Dax stated a few years back when they first got engaged that they would wait to get married until same-sex couples had the same rights as heterosexual couples. That got us thinking, what other celebrities could be affected by this wonderful news? In the gallery above you’ll find the already-married and engaged couples who’ll be enjoying all the rights and rites of marriage now — as well as a few who we hope will take advantage of the ruling soon!

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