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Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and More: Vocal Proponents of Gay Rights

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Along with people across the country, some of Hollywood's biggest names—including Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio and more—are celebrating today following news that the Supreme Court has struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act, as well as California's Prop. 8.

On this historic day for gay rights, many celebs have come forward to express their excitement and gratitude following the ruling. And not just today, many A-listers have stood behind the cause and even spoken publically about their strong beliefs regarding equality for all.

Here's a list of some of the most vocal proponents of gay rights.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: The famous couple has revealed countless times in the past that they would not tie the knot until everyone in the United States had the same rights to get married. In fact, Pitt donated $100,000 to the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, on behalf of the group's marriage equality efforts.

Lady Gaga: The pop star has made no secret of her strong support for equality. Upon learning of today's good news she wrote on her Twitter, "We stand tall today. #DomaStruckDown So many fought for so long. Be proud, the prejudiced are now the minority."

George Clooney: The actor, who isn't afraid of speaking out about even the most heated political topics, took part in a Los Angeles play called 8, about the court battle to overturn California's gay marriage-banning Prop 8.


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