06/26/2013 12:16 pm ET

LGBT Activists, Nonprofits Praise Supreme Court DOMA Ruling (TWEETS)


Activists and nonprofits rejoiced on Twitter Wednesday after the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that DOMA -- which prevented same-sex couples whose marriages were recognized in their home state from receiving hundreds of benefits under federal law –- invalid.

The decision prompted cheers from scores of advocates whose primary mission is to ensure equality for for people of every sexual orientation.

The Trevor Project, a nonprofit that aims to prevent suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, was one such organization that shared its excitement with the Twitter community.

Click through the slideshow below to read even more Twitter reactions.

Nonprofits, Activists React To DOMA Ruling
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