President Obama Supports Gay Marriage And Celebrity Reaction
I'm not going to tell you who I'm voting for or why. However I will say one of my biggest problems with our President is he never seems to take a stand and when he does he lets his opposition have their way. So I am excited to hear him take a stand on gay marriage and it doesn't hurt I agree with him. Back in 2008 Obama said he supported civil unions for same sex couples but not "marriage". Yesterday while talking to Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" the president said
"I've been going through an evolution on this issue. I've always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. At a certain point, I just concluded that for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."
Here are a few of the reactions from famous people on Twitter:
Ellen DeGeneres: "Thank you President Obama for your beautiful and brave words. I'm overwhelmed."
Neil Patrick Harris: "Bravo, Mr. President, and thank you."
Jane Lynch: "Pretty darn happy today. Thanks Mr. President for supporting the dignity of my family and so many others."
Country singer Chely Wright: "I am proud. Thank you [President Obama]."
Piers Morgan: "President Obama just endorsed gay marriage. One small step for him, one giant leap for mankind."
Suze Orman: "I am soooo PROUD of you President Obama. Yes yes yes, it is about time. Marriage equality is so very very important."
Comedian Michael Ian Black: "Hey Obama, if you love gay marriage so much, why don't you marry it?"
Alec Baldwin: "Obama gets it right on gay marriage. Bravo."
Kim Kardashian: "Thank you, President Obama! No more living in the past!"
Fran Drescher: "So proud of our President who showed such leadership & the meaning of America's freedom 4 all!"
"Glee's"Dianna Agron: "Open our hearts & minds! Proud of Obama for speaking up."
Tyra Banks: "A fierce day for my gays and my prez @BarackObama – way 2 stand up 4 luv for ALL!"
Sean Hayes: "Thank you to @BarackObama for taking a forward-thinking stance on equality for all gay Americans and for supporting gay marriage."
Kal Penn: "Had the honor of seeing @BarackObama talk w/young ppl about this the last few years. Your voices made a big difference!"
Samantha Ronson: "Better late than never!!!! Obama supports same-sex marriage"