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Barack Obama Gay Marriage Announcement: Celebrities React On Twitter

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After Barack Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts “I do” when it comes to his support for same-sex marriage, the Twittersphere blew up with reactions from the celebrity set.

Obama is the first president to openly voice his support for gay marriage: “I’ve always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly,” he said.

Andy Cohen, Russell Simmons, Jane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris and Eliza Dushku all took to Twitter to share pride in their president, who explained the genesis of his supportive view of gay marriage during his sit-down with Roberts.

“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or Marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve 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.”


by Kiki Von Glinow

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