President Barack Obama is officially on the gay marriage bandwagon! As Thomas Bistritz first reported here at GaySocialites.com on Wednesday, Obama says he has completely evolved on the issue and is now in favor of marriage equality.
Obama made history as the first sitting President to openly support marriage equality in an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts.
He told 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.”
Throughout the evening, the media shared responses by everyone from Nancy Pelosi and Christine Quinn to Justin Timberlake and Jane Lynch. Here are some of the responses, starting with my own.