When the historic Supreme Court ruling granting equal marriage rights nationwide came down, YouTubers, who’ve been using the platform to come out and to share their pride for years, had a lot to say online.
Several of the platform’s, including Hannah Hart, Tyler Oakley, Connor Franta, Gigi Gorgeous, and Kingsley, were also quick to respond on social media with an outpouring of pride and support for the decision.
we may have marriage equality in america, but we have so much work left to do worldwide. let's celebrate & keep the momentum going! 💞— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) June 26, 2015
OMG! What a beautiful freaking day! Same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states… ABOUT DAMN TIME! #Equality ❤️💛💚💙💜— Joey Graceffa (@JoeyGraceffa) June 26, 2015
Wow, I'm so excited about today's news🎉 You deserve to be with whoever it is that you LOVE 👬❤️👭… https://t.co/shFNVn4hTS— Gigi Gorgeous Getty (@TheGigiGorgeous) June 26, 2015
They also shared their pride.
im so proud to be gay :)— connor (@connorfranta) June 26, 2015
OKAY I AM GAY AF & SO IS AMERICA NOW, GOD BLESS— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) June 26, 2015
Overall, emotions were high.
ive been off & on crying all morning MY FRAGILE HEART CANT TAKE DAYS LIKE TODAY— connor (@connorfranta) June 26, 2015
I CAN GET MARRIED NOW IF I WANT TO WTF
— Connor Franta (@ConnorFranta) June 26, 2015
Several YouTubers were also at the Supreme Court for the historic decision. YouTube’s marketing manager for LGBTQ+ creators Raymond Braun attended, along with Aaron and Austin Rhodes, twins who made headlines for coming out to their dad while filming a YouTube video. The trio posted a reaction video at the capitol.
Screengrab via YouTube Spotlight/YouTube