British funnyman Ricky Gervais ended up in a heated debate online this weekend (29-30Mar14) after voicing his support for same-sex marriage.

Gay marriage officially became legal in the U.K. on Saturday (29Mar14) and Gervais used his Twitter.com page to show his support for the historic moment.

He wrote, "Same sex marriage isn't just a victory for gay people. It's a victory for all of us. Anything that promotes equality, promotes progress."

Some people disagreed with his sentiments, but rather than ignore the dissenters, the comic challenged their views, replying to one follower by posting, "You can't take equality 'too far'."

He ended his tweeting session by writing, "I love it when people try to find loopholes in the concept of equality. It's like it makes them angry that people want respect."

Gervais was not the only celebrity to celebrate the new law: Spandau Ballet rocker Martin Kemp wrote, "Just want to say good luck to all same sex couples tying the knot! Have a fantastic day!" and former 'N Sync singer Lance Bass added, Congrats #England and #Wales !! #Equality."