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Artists And Writers Around The Country Pledge Support For Gay Marriage

06/26/2015 11:49 am ET | Updated Jun 26, 2015

"Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments," William Shakespeare famously wrote. We were reminded of the wonderfully relevant words Friday morning, when a playful Twitter account dedicated to the Bard quoted "Sonnet 116" shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is legal for all Americans, no matter their gender or sexual orientation, to marry the people they love.

The historic decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide came down to a 5-4 vote, in which Justice Anthony Kennedy delivered the majority opinion, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. When the news broke, more than a few artists, writers and museums took to social media to declare their support for the ruling, posting rainbow-hued declarations of excitement across Twitter and Instagram.

Echoing the sentiment of President Obama, who tweeted out the hashtag #LoveWins, here is what love looks in the art and book worlds today:

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#LoveWins ❤️💛💚💙💜

A photo posted by Whitney Museum of American Art (@whitneymuseum) on

#HellYes! The Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is a nationwide right. Bravo! 👏🇺🇸

A photo posted by New Museum (@newmuseum) on

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