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MILLER: No more celebrity excuses to avoid nuptials after Supreme Court gay marriage rulings
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Kristen Bell and other celebrities on hot seat
Question of the Day
Heterosexual actress Kristen Bell said she and her baby's daddy Dax Shepard would not get married until gay marriage was legal.
As soon as the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act in a 5-4 decision Wednesday, the "Veronica Mars" star tweeted to her actor and comedian boyfriend: ".@daxshepard will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove."
Mr. Shepard did not respond on Twitter to her proposal. The two, who have been together since 2007, had a daughter in March.
Miss Bell also tweeted: "You're damn right DOMA is unconstitutional!! #equalitymatters."
The high court also refused to rule on the California ban on homosexual marriage, saying the plaintiff did not have standing to oppose Proposition 8.
Other straight celebrities have said they would not get married until homosexuals also had the same right in every state.
A-listers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been together for eight year and have six children. Mr. Pitt told Esquire magazine that, "Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able."
At times, it is questionable whether these liberal celebrities are using the equality excuse just to avoid commitment.
Actress Charlize Theron dated musician Stuart Townsend for eight years, but refused to get married.
She previously said on ABC's "The View" that, "I don't want to get married because right now the institution of marriage feels very one-sided, and I want to live in a country where we all have equal rights."
The two broke up, and Miss Theron adopted a child.
Jodie Sweetin, the former "Full House" star, once said that "We want to wait until there's equality for everybody to get married." She announced this week that she was getting divorced from her third husband after a year of marriage.
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Emily Miller is senior editor of opinion for The Washington Times. She is the author of “Emily Gets Her Gun … But Obama Wants to Take Yours” (Regnery 2013). Miller won the 2012 Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting from the Institute on Political Journalism.
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