Many people across the nation are already celebrating the good news of the Supreme Court's historic marriage equality ruling, and included in those celebrants is singer, actress, and proud mother of one Hilary Duff.
"It seems like it’s been such a struggle for acceptance and equality, and it’s crazy but it’s a very exciting day in history," the pop star and straight ally told The Advocate today. "I think the world is changing. Some areas quicker than others, but I do think it’s easier to be a gay kid going through school now than it was 10 years ago."
“It’s kind of how it was when I had my baby, like it was just any other day," Duff said of how she reacted when she first heard the news of this morning's 5-4 ruling from SCOTUS. "But this is such big news, this big life-changing thing! I feel like this should have happened a long time ago, but it’s just exciting. There’s really no other word for it. I think tonight people will be celebrating, and they have every right to."
Duff went on to talk about her history with LGBT fans and how excited everyone was the first time she went out to party at famous West Hollywood gay bar the Abbey at a point in her life when she was thinking about making music again.
"I get in there, and the whole place, I don't know how everyone saw me, but they went ape-shit crazy," she said. "I thought they were going to carry my body off, like throw me in the air. But in a good way! They were all so excited to see me. I've always had big supporters in the gay community, and it really makes me feel so good."
"I've always had gay friends, they've always been loving and understanding towards me, and we always have a good time," Duff continued. "You guys really know how to have a good time."
Keep the marriage equality celebration going tonight in West Hollywood during the official Decision Day Rally! More information available here.