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Raven Symone Comes Out Via Short And Sweet Tweet

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shutterstock_97177085__1375546059_142.196.167.223Raven Symone came out yesterday – via Twitter. Rumors about the star’s sexuality have been floating around for years. She has always been very private about her private life, as every person has a right to be. She finally opened up though, in a very short, sweet way.

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She’s obviously referring to the the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn The Defense of Marriage Act back in June, which will allow same same-sex marriages to be recognized by the Federal government. More and more states are legalizing gay marriage, with Minnesota and Rhode Island being the latest. That makes 13 states that have legalized gay marriage. We have quite a way to go – but at least we’re finally moving in the right direction.

I’ve been a fan of Raven Symone since her Cosby Show days. When you watch someone’s life unfold for that long, you start to feel like you know them. I really feel like I have watched a little girl grow up into this amazing woman. I am so proud of her today. As a former child star, she is setting an amazing example for kids that may be in her shoes.

She responded to the overwhelming reaction to her tweet by telling E News:

“I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted. I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to.”

I’ve always stood behind her decision to keep her private life private. In the past she’s responded to rumors by Tweeting about the importance of privacy:
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I support that. I also support fearlessly standing up for who you are – so good for you, Raven.

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