President Barack Obama publicaly voiced his support for same-sex mrariage during an interview with Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts on Wednesday (May 9).
“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 said.
“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.”
The comments created an uproar in Hollywood, leading many celebrities to share their opinions on Twitter. Here’s how they responded:
Lady Gaga: Obama, congratulations on being the first sitting President to support marriage equality. Feels like the future, and not the past. #NoFear
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!
Eliza Dushku: President Obama announces support for ALL/equal marriage!
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: With @MichelleObama & @JustinMikita permission I would like to marry @BarackObama right now!
Evan Rachel Wood: Wooooooo! @BarackObama