Engagement announcements from high profile California residents following SCOTUS ruling


After the Supreme Court ruled to overturn DOMA and decided proponents of Prop 8 had no standing, essentially legalizing same-sex marriages once again in California, celebrities who had been waiting for progress began popping the question. 

Early on Wednesday, straight allies Kristin Bell and Dax Shepard, who have a child together, annouced their engagement via Twitter. The couple has always said they wouldn’t do so until their gay friends in California, where they live, could too. 

Bell wrote, “.@daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove” while Shepard wrote, “DOMA is dead. Prop 8 is dead. Now let’s bring my big, gay marriage to @IMKristenBell to Life!!!!”

Other stars came out with their plans as the day progressed. 

Ted Allen, host of “Chopped” on Food Network, is now engaged. 

“Proud to announce on this historic day that my partner of 20 years, Barry Rice, and I are engaged to be married,” he tweeted. 

And representing the ladies, rocker Melissa Etheridge is now planning to tie the knot. 

“I look forward to exercising my American civil liberties and getting fully, completely and legally married this year to my true love of over three years, Linda Wallem,” she said. 

We look forward to seeing who else is making grand plans in the days, weeks, and years ahead. 


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