While holiday shopping over the weekend, I heard “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” like, five times. I really wish Andy Williams would stop trying to convince me—because really, give me summer anytime. Right now it’s cold and when the sun sets at 4 p.m., I get depressed on a daily basis. But there was one piece of good news brightening my day—the fact that the Senate voted to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which has banned anyone openly gay from serving in the military for the past 17 years. And naturally, the Twitterverse has been abuzz with chatter about the repeal. After the jump, what assorted celebs had to say about it.
Lady Gaga is thrilled:
“Today I am so proud to be American. I wish I was home so I could throw a Parade. We are on the way…to full equal.”
Senator Harry Reid then responded to her:
“We did it! #DADT is a thing of the past.”
Neil Patrick Harris was pumped, too:
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell REPEALED! So proud of Congress for making the right decision. Now all soldiers can serve with integrity. A great day.”
And Ellen DeGeneres as well:
“Thank you Senators for pushing us one step closer towards full equality.”
Kelly Osbourne agrees:
“Today is an amazing day I could not have woken up to better news. The senate repealed #DADT this is a huge step towards equality for all.”
As does Sandra Bernhard:
“We did it! go tell it on the mountain, your gay and strong and loyal and sexy and can kick anybodies ass you want, goodbye dadt!”
And Kanye West says:
“Black is the new black.”
Yeah, that last one didn’t have anything to do with “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”—I’m just obsessed with Kanye’s tweets.