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Obama Says Same Sex Marriage Should Be Legal: Stars React on Twitter

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President Barack Obama has made history again today for publicly announcing his personal support of same-sex marriage. Obama told 'GMA' anchor Robin 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.” Stars like Ricky Martin, 'Glee' actor Chris Colfer and Lady Gaga quickly tweeted about the president's choice to publicly voice his stance on the issue. Here's what they had to say:

 

I applaud President @barackobama for affirming that ALL Americans should enjoy equal rights. Historic! I will be a very proud host on Monday

 

Obama, congratulations on being the first sitting President to support marriage equality. Feels like the future, and not the past. #NoFear

 

I second! RT @TheEllenShow: Thank you President @BarackObama for your beautiful and brave words. I'm overwhelmed.

 

thank you @BarackObama for reminding us all that true leadership is not dead.

 

Honestly, it's about time! This is great news! @BarackObama!! “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” http://abcn.ws/JfLXgK

 

YES, OBAMZZ!!! … http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs… You, sir..are the man.

 

Historic!! #equality RT @BarackObama President Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage: http://OFA.BO/CLBAi9

 

Gobama!!!! Now “Come Along” should most definitely be the campaign song for him!

 

RE-F–ING TWEET!!! RT @BarackObama President Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage: http://OFA.BO/CLBAi9

 

This is just NOW happening? Wake up, people. Progress. RT “@BarackObama “Same-sex couples should be able to get married.”—President Obama” … I'm so pleased to see the president, and some of those around him, step it up on this issue, but I'm disgusted that it's taken this long.

 

RT @WSJ: Breaking: Obama tells ABC News in an interview that he supports gay marriage wsj.com

 

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