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Maynard James Keenan, Pearl Jam, Flea, more react to same-sex marriage ruling


Rockers such as Tool frontman Maynard James KeenanRed Hot Chili Peppers bassist FleaPearl Jam and many more took to Twitter and other Internet outlets on Friday (June 26th) to respond to that day's historic 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

Keenan posted an essay in which he blasted some of the more vitriolic responses to the ruling by its opponents, saying, "Maybe this one God of pure light of which they speak put forth a test. And the test was to recognize pure LOVE. I’ll say it again in case you were speed reading. Maybe the entry level test was to recognize pure LOVE aka LIGHT, Infinite and without Judgment. And they all f**king blew it . . . Congratulations to LOVE winning over antiquated archaic judgment."

Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello wrote, "A great day for human rights & human love."

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Pearl Jam posted a photo of the band standing in front of a stage lit up with rainbow colors and wrote, "Love wins."


Flea tweeted, "Love love love," while Garbage posted, "Congratulations to all our beautiful gay friends in the US who can now legally marry if they so wish.Civil rights hard won.Justice for all."


Smashing Pumpkins frontman William Corgan wrote, "Congrats to all our gay and lesbian fans on today's Supreme Court ruling. I've always believed in my heart that this was a just right 4 all."


The landmark ruling is the most significant change in laws governing matrimony since the court struck down state bans on interracial marriage nearly 50 years ago.

The majority opinion was penned by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote, “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death.”

CHECK IT OUT: Read the Supreme Court's ruling here

Read Maynard James Keenan's remarks here

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