5 Celebs Who REFUSED To Marry Until Same-Sex Marriage Was Legal

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Celebs Who REFUSED To Marry

The Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage was a triumphant step forward for same-sex couples. Even before this, the Court ruled against Proposition 8 and ruled DOMA as unconstitutional.

The rulings were a game-changer for that small but fierce group of the rich and famous who said they wouldn't get married until same-sex marriage was legal. In hopes of separating the real life same-sex marriage activist celebrities, here's a look back at who promised what. Nowhere to hide now, kids. Let the wedding bells ring.

1. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

Kristen Bell and her baby daddy Dax Shepard came running out of the gate with Bell proposing to her longtime boo over Twitter.

"@daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove." The couple announced their plans to wait before tying the knot during an interview with The Advocate in 2012. "The reason we're not rushing to get married is because I don't feel appropriate taking advantage of a right that's denied to my [gay and lesbian] friends," Bell said.

2. Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff

Girls' master of the universe Lena Dunham is widely known as an avid supporter of gay marriage, a view she cemented when she told reporters she wouldn't get married until "all gay people can." The actress proved her rainbow flag was real on Twitter shortly after the DOMA decision.

"No one be shocked if I get married and pregnant with a daughter today in a slightly premature fit of joy #americathebeautiful." Now that gay marriage is legal nation-wide, we can't wait for the fun. wedding.

3. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Hollywood's royal couple received more than a little criticism for their decision to time their wedding off a political agenda. Luckily, haters got what they wanted when, in a 2012 Hollywood Reporter interview, Pitt admitted he'd lost patience.

"We made this declaration some time ago that we weren't going to do it until everyone can. But I don't think we'll be able to hold out," he said. Although the couple got engaged just four months later and are now married, maybe Angelina was playing us all along.

4. Jason Mraz and Tristan Prettyman

The fedora-wearing singer nobly declared to US Weekly in 2011 that, although he had proposed to girlfriend Tristan Prettyman, he wouldn't marry her right away.

"We can't get married until [gay] marriage is legal and equal ... I think giving people the right to marry will be a huge movement in civil rights." In the same interview, Mraz admitted that the decision had caused "fights" between the two of them. Maybe one too many, since the couple broke up shortly after their engagement.

5. Jodie Sweetin and Morty Coyle

Perhaps the former Full House star should've kept her promise. After Sweetin's boyfriend popped the question in 2011, she told People that the two were going to hold off on making it official until gay people could, too.

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"We want to wait until there's equality for everybody to get married," she said. Apparently that plan went South. But apparently, she not only got married before gay marriage was legal, but she's already separated. The grown-up Stephanie Tanner filed for legal separation from Coyle, after just 15 months of marriage.

This article was originally published at The Daily Beast. Reprinted with permission from the author.