Ricky Martin, Jane Lynch, Celebrities React to Obama's Support of Marriage Equality

 

Following ABC's interview this morning with President Obama, during which he made an historic announcement that he supports marriage equality, out entertainers such as Ricky Martin, Jane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris were quick to commend the president's show of support. Many straight celebrities, including music mogul Russell Simmons and singer Josh Groban, also used their Twitter accounts to express their enthusiasm. 

BY Jeremy Kinser

May 09 2012 5:35 PM ET

Below are some of the more notable reactions to the Obama interview.

 

Ricky Martin‏ @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 @janemarielynch

Pretty darn happy today. Thanks Mr President, for supporting the dignity of my family and so many others!

 

Neil Patrick Harris‏ @ActuallyNPH

@BarackObama: President Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage: http://OFA.BO/CLBAi9” Bravo, Mr. President, and thank you.

 

Andy Cohen‏ @BravoAndy

THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT

 

Roseanne Barr‏ @TheRealRoseanne

I have2 gay siblings that have been in long term family relationships 4over 25 yrs each-Bat Mitzvah in June-marriage equality is pro family!

 

Jesse Tyler Ferguson‏ @jessetyler

With @MichelleObama@JustinMikitapermission I would like to marry @BarackObamaright now!

 

Sandra Bernhard‏ @SandraBernhard

viva Obama who has just endorsed gay marriage. right on time drop a dime blow your mind.

 

Sean Maher‏ @Sean_M_Maher

Amazing. I applaud him. "@glaad: History! President Obamaannounces support of #MarriageEqualityhttp://bit.ly/KFLloM#LGBT"

 

Audra McDonald‏ @AudraEqualityMc

How many young lives did the President just save by saying that he supports them today?

 

Ross Mathews‏ @helloross

OMG, it's official! Obama becomes 1st president to support gay marriage!!! Historic day!

 

Suze Orman‏ @SuzeOrmanShow

I am soooo PROUD of you PRESIDENT OBAMA YES YES YES it is about time. Marriage Equality is so very very important.

 

Chely Wright‏ @chelywright

The President has just stated publicly that he believes "same sex marriage should be legal". I am proud. Thank you @BarackObama

 

ERIC BALFOUR‏ @ERICBALFOUR

Thank you Mr. President for your support of gay marriage...

 

Russell Simmons‏ @UncleRUSH

thank you Mr. President for your support of gay marriage...

 

Perez Hilton‏ @PerezHilton

Better late than never! @BarackObamalends his support to same-sex marriage! http://perez.ly/K34trSEquality for ALL!

 

Michael Urie‏ @michaelurie

Well done, Mr. President. Well done indeed!

 

Evan Rachel Wood‏ @evanrachelwood

Wooooooo! @BarackObama

 

Rachel Zoe‏ @RachelZoe

Such an exciting day!!! xoRZ RT @BarackObama"Same-sex couples should be able to get married."—President Obama

 

josh groban‏ @joshgroban

Historic!! #equalityRT @BarackObamaPresident Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage

 

Debi Mazar‏ @debimazar

Thankyou Mr.President!

 

 

mia farrow@MiaFarrow

Actually, now that Obama has come out in support of gay marriage, I feel less pressure to find a woman to marry

 

Jamie Bell‏ ‪@1jamiebell

Good for you Mr. Obama. Good for you.

 

Eliza Dushku‏ ‪@elizadushku

President @BarackObama#THANKYOUfor your support of equal rights marriage! RT & show the #POTUSsome love, guys-n-gals!! #FreedomToMarryRT

 

Sean Hayes@theseanhayes

Thank you to @BarackObamafor taking a forward-thinking stance on equality for all gay Americans and for supporting gay marriage.

 

Ellen DeGeneres@TheEllenShow

Thank you President @BarackObamafor your beautiful and brave words. I'm overwhelmed.

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