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    Raven-Symoné's Gay Marriage Tweet Explained: Star Not Getting Married, but "It's Great to Know I Can Now"

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    The rumors are swirling once again that former Cosby cutie Raven-Symoné is gay.

    The former child star took to Twitter today to share her excitement about recent government decisions legalizing gay marriage, such as the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and this week's news that Minnesota had passed its own gay marriage law.

    "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you," she wrote.

    Symone told E! News in an exclusive statement: "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."

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    So don't pop the bubbly yet. A rep for the actress said in an exclusive statement to E! News, "Raven is not getting married. She was just supporting the fact that she heard on NPR that more states legalized gay marriage today."

    This isn't the first time that her words on the social media site have caught attention. Back in 2012, the actress also took to Twitter and addressed rumors that she was gay.

    "I'm living my PERSONAL life the way I'm happiest. I'm not one, in my 25 year career to disclose who I'm dating. And I shall not start now," she tweeted at the time.

    "My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I'm datings to know. I'm not one for a public display of my life," she added.

    The rumor mill first went into overdrive when reports began to surface that the Disney star was living with an openly gay America's Next Top Model contestant, AzMarie Livingston, in a New York City apartment.

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    A magazine at the time claimed that the two were in a long-term relationship and that Raven was hiding her sexuality from the public.

    "However that is my right as a HUMAN Being whether straight or gay," Raven explained. "To tell or not to tell. As long as I'm not harming anyone. I am a light being made from love. And my career is the only thing I would like to put on display, not my personal life. Kisses!"

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