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

By Jeremy Kinser

Originally published on Advocate.com 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



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



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.