Ricky Gervais has hit back at anti-equal marriage trolls on Twitter, showing his support for the historic enactment of England and Wales same-sex marriage laws on Saturday.

As the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act came into force on Saturday allowing gay couples to marry, Gervais posted the following message:

Following this, an small minority of anti-gay Twitter trolls responded with hate tweets, some accusing the law of taking equality “too far.”

Gervais responded to these message in a series of follow-up tweets:

Earlier yesterday, he also responded to another Twitter user asking him for his thoughts on “gay marriage,” to which he replied:

Not the only celebrity to show support for England and Wales marriage equality, Spandau Ballet rocker Martin Kemp recently 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 also added: “Congrats #England and #Wales !! #Equality.”

A small selection of images of the first marriages to have taken place can be viewed here.