Kristen Bell asked her partner, Dax Shepard to marry her on Wednesday to celebrate the United States Supreme Court’s overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
The 32-year-old’s gay and lesbian friends are now able to tie the knot, leading them to arrange their own wedding.
“@daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove,” she posted on Twitter.
She popped the question after agreeing that the previous rules in place were unlawful.
“You’re damn right DOMA is unconstitutional!! #equalitymatters,” she wrote while also retweeting the similar views of others using the website.
Kristen and Dax had been discussing getting married for four years.
The father to her three-month-old daughter Lincoln responded enthusiastically to her proposal.
“DOMA is dead,” he posted. “Prop 8 is dead. Now let’s bring my big, gay marriage to @IMKristenBell to Life!!!!”
In August 2012, Kristen told TV host Larry King that she and 38-year-old actor Dax were waiting to get married because it was unfair on some of their friends.
She explained that until Proposition 8 was abolished she wouldn’t take advantage of her own rights.
“The reason we’re not rushing to get married is because I don’t feel appropriate taking advantage of a right that’s denied to my [gay and lesbian] friends,” she said.
“I’ll feel more comfortable having a party – or whatever we have, if anything – if half of our friends who are homosexuals [can celebrate]. It’s just kind of rude to invite everyone to a party for a right not everyone can hold.”
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