By Elisa Sanchez, EnStarz | May 09, 2012 10:57 PM EDT
After President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his support for same-sex marriage, celebrities turned to Twitter to rave about the Presidents' stand.
"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," Obama said in an interview with ABC News.
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Obama spoke in an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts to be aired on "Good Morning America" Thursday. Excerpts of it aired Wednesday evening on "World News With Diane Sawyer."
In comments on Twitter today,
Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Alec Baldwin and Justin Timberlake were among the celebrities that congratulated Obama for his support and praised his boldness.
Lady Gaga wrote:
"Obama, congratulations on being the first sitting President to support marriage equality. Feels like the future, and not the past."
"...A step in the direction of equal rights," she added.
Ellen DeGeneres wrote:
"Thank you President Barack Obama for your beautiful and brave words. I'm overwhelmed."
Neil Patrick Harris wrote:
"Bravo, Mr. President, and thank you."
Justin Timberlake tweeted:
"Barack Obama inspires me once again. True leadership is when you are willing to risk your power and voice so that ALL of ours can be heard," Justin Timberlake wrote.
Alec Baldwin noted:
"Obama gets it right on gay marriage. Bravo."
According to a Gallup Poll released Tuesday 50% of Americans believe same-sex marriages should be legal while 48% say such marriages should not be validated by the law.
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