In the hours after New York’s historic passage of a same-sex marriage bill on Friday, the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, the site of the riots in 1969 that galvanized the gay-rights movement, became a euphoric gathering place for supporters to celebrate the development on the eve of Gay Pride Week.
The news reverberated around the globe, with celebrities like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Ellen DeGeneres sharing in the excitement. And the next morning in midtown Manhattan, just a few miles away from Stonewall, the stars of the upcoming comedy “Horrible Bosses” were nothing short of ecstatic about the events.
“It’s great! I thought it was unbelievable,” Jennifer Aniston told MTV News. “So exciting in this time and that it happens to be Gay Pride weekend. What a great weekend.”
Aniston went on to joke that she could end up taking a trip down to Stonewall to see the action up close. “I might,” she teased. “It won’t be crowded.”
“Saturday Night Live” star Jason Sudeikis said the gay-rights bill is great news for everyone — except one man: “The only person I feel bad for is Jay-Z, because he’s going to have to write a new verse for that song, ’Empire State of Mind,’ because New York just got a little more kick-ass!”
Those sentiments echoed what celebs had been saying for hours on Twitter. “NEW YORK! I [love] U! You’re OFFICIALLY the coolest place on the planet!” Perry tweeted.
Gaga chimed in on Twitter, “Rejoice New York, and propose. We did it! The revolution is ours to fight for love, justice + equality.”
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