President Obama dropped a huge bombshell in an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts on Wednesday. He became the first U.S. president to publicity endorse gay marriage.
Obama finally revealed where he stands on the issue of gay marriage, saying, “I think same sex couples should be able to get married.” Although he said he supported civil unions in his presidential campaign in 2008, Obama declined to back same-sex marriage.
Hollywood stars went on Twitter to share their overwhelming reactions!
Ellen DeGeneres wrote, “Thank you President @BarackObama for your beautiful and brave words. I’m overwhelmed.”
Neil Patrick Harris tweeted, “@BarackObama: President Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage… Bravo, Mr. President, and thank you.”
Jane Lynch said, “Obama: Marriage? Gay is okay!” She added, “Pretty darn happy today. Thanks Mr President, for supporting the dignity of my family and so many others!”
Alec Baldwin typed, “Obama gets it right on gay marriage. Bravo,”
Tyra Banks noted, “A fierce day for my gays and my prez @BarackObama – way 2 stand up 4 luv for ALL!”
Adam Levine expressed, “thank you @BarackObama for reminding us all that true leadership is not dead.”
Sophia Bush stated, “Thank you Mr. President. @BarackObama speaks up for #Equality today.
Russell Simmons added, “thank you Mr. President for your support of gay marriage.”
Ryan Seacrest retweeted an NBC News post that read, “In an interview with ABC News, President Obama said today: ‘I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.’”
Ellen Page wrote, “Yes! Go Obama! #MarriageEquality #LGBT.”
Meghan McCain observed, “Even though he did it a little late under political pressure – very happy to hear the President come out in support of gay marriage.”
Andy Cohen simply wrote, “THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT.”
Evan Rachel Wood reacted, “Wooooooo! @BarackObama.”
Michelle Branch tweeted, “YAY Obama!! #EqualityForAll”
Samantha Ronson: “Better late than never!!!! Obama supports same-sex marriage”
Ricky Martin tweeted, “I applaud President @barackobama for affirming that ALL Americans should enjoy equal rights. Historic! I will be a very proud host on Monday.”
Kim Kardashian blogged, “Wow… I just heard that President Obama has officially announced that he supports gay marriage!! This is such a huge step forward in our country’s fight for civil rights and I hope that today this will give hope to so many young people across the country.”
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