A number of celebrities took to Twitter late Tuesday upset with the 61 percent of North Carolina voters who approved a constitutional amendment strictly defining marriage as between a man and a woman, essentially crippling future attempts to legalize same sex unions in the state.
Among them: Neil Patrick Harris: “North Carolina passed Amendment One. Unbelievable.”
Ellen DeGeneres: “Getting married was one of the greatest things I have ever done. I hope everyone in North Carolina gets the same opportunity someday.”
Tori Spelling: “Sad to hear that Amendment 1 passed in North Carolina. Love is love! Period the end! #MarriageEquality”
Harold and Kumar star Kal Penn re-tweeted a series of thoughts related to the move, including: Gay people of North Carolina: have extra sex tonight as an act of protest. Go crazy. Leave the windows open; and we’re Americans! we are smart enough to walk and chew gum at the same time.
President Barack Obama‘s spokeswoman in the state, Cameron French, said the commander-in-chief was not happy the amendment passed, believing it was discriminatory.
“The President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples,” French said.