June 26 marked a historic day in the U.S. when the Supreme Court ruled to legalize marriage for same-sex couples in all 50 states.
This milestone ruling caused a lot of discussion and reaction from some of country music’s biggest names. Many took to Twitter to speak their mind that day, including openly gay artists like Ty Herndon, who celebrated the unprecedented move.
Heaven worked so long 2 get us here-Now let’s LOVE each other & show no fear-We are the ending of a prayer fulfilled pic.twitter.com/4r1nKNmnbb
— Ty Herndon (@TyHerndoncom) June 26, 2015
Other artists like Kacey Musgraves, who have been very open about their support of marriage equality, also shared support via social media.
5-4 Decision from SCOTUS in favor of marriage equality. This isn't just a win for LGBT people— this is a win for ALL Americans.
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) June 26, 2015
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 26, 2015
Love wins today!!!!! Congratulations humanity! #LoveWins
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) June 26, 2015
Equality. Love. Marriage. It's a damn fine day. Nice work America. Let's keep it up.
— Will Hoge (@WillHoge) June 26, 2015
Great victory for true equality today in America, Supreme Court rules: http://t.co/f479Siqkhp
— JT Hodges (@HelloJTHodges) June 26, 2015
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) June 26, 2015
"Come gather 'round people, wherever you roam…" https://t.co/xXlsAMJDbm
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) June 27, 2015
Brothers Osborne nodded its hat to the move, going against beliefs of the extremist Westboro Baptist Church, which regularly holds outlandish protests against against the LGBT community and those who support it.
Although reaction seemed mostly positive toward the ruling, there was a handful of country artists who openly disagreed with the decision. Ray Scott chose a bit of questionable humor in his reaction, while the Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall pointed to his religious beliefs as the reason why he disagreed with the decision.
Hey all u divorce lawyers! Congrats! Now run on down to that Mercedes dealership and upgrade!!
— Ray Scott (@RayalityCheck) June 26, 2015
It's a sad day for those that care about spirituality and principles based on the Bible! Move on and join the 21st Century? I choose Jesus!
— Joe Bonsall (@joebonsall) June 26, 2015