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Ellen, Neil Patrick Harris Among Celebs Angry At North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban

By Radar Staff

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.”

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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.

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“The President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples,” French said.

 

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