President Obama who has publicly voiced his support for same-sex marriage. “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,” the commander in chief told Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts on Wednesday (May 8).
“At a certain point, I just concluded that for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think that same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Barack added.
Here’s how Hollywood has responded:
Ellen DeGeneres:Thank you President @BarackObama for your beautiful and brave words. I’m overwhelmed.
Neil Patrick Harris:Bravo, Mr. President, and thank you.
Ricky Martin:I applaud President @barackobama for affirming that ALL Americans should enjoy equal rights. Historic! I will be a very proud host on Monday
Jane Lynch:Pretty darn happy today. Thanks Mr President, for supporting the dignity of my family and so many others!
Jesse Tyler Ferguson:With @MichelleObama & @JustinMikita permission I would like to marry @BarackObama right now!
Fran Drescher:So proud of our President who showed such leadership& the meaning of America’s freedom 4 all!
Sean Hayes:Thank you to @BarackObama for taking a forward-thinking stance on equality for all gay Americans and for supporting gay marriage.
Sophia Bush:Thank you Mr. President. @BarackObama speaks up for #Equality today. #LoveIsLove
Evan Rachel Wood:Wooooooo! @BarackObama