Madonna, Sam Smith, Vampire Weekend and other music stars react to US legalisation of gay marriage

The likes of Pharrell Williams, Angel Haze and Charli XCX also offer support

A number of music stars have reacted to the news that the United States have legalised same-sex marriage throughout the country.

On Friday (June 26), the US Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a legal right no matter of sexual orientation.

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The 14 states with bans on same-sex marriage will now have to reverse their legislation. Those states are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.

President Barack Obama called the ruling a “victory for America”, adding: “When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free”.

Reacting to the news, Madonna took to social media to write: “Finally And at Last! The Revolution Of Love has Begun!” Pharrell Williams tweeted: “Equality = Freedom. Freedom = Love #LoveWins”.

Meanwhile, Sam Smith said: “So happy. Times are changing my friends. We have such a long way to go”. Zola Jesus, on the other hand, labelled it “a fucking profound day in American History”.

Among the LGBT-orientated acts to express their happiness at the news were Angel Haze and Mykki Blanco, while the likes of Charli XCX, Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig and Janelle Monae also hailed the ruling.

See a collection of tweets below.

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