Hollywood Reacts to Obama's Historic Marriage Equality Announcement (VIDEO)

obama confirms support for same sex marriageToday felt like just about any old day ... until it WASN'T! May 9, 2012 will go down in history books now that President Obama has declared his support for marriage equality. In an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts this afternoon, our POTUS said, "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."

Finally!!! What amazing, groundbreaking news. 

Plenty of Hollywood types have spoken out about their frustration with Obama's silence on the matter of marriage equality, but today, they're shouting from the rooftops in support of his announcement. Here, some of the best celeb reactions heard 'round the web ... 

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"I knew I voted for that guy for a reason." -Diablo Cody

"Obama: Marriage? Gay is okay! ... Pretty darn happy today. Thanks Mr President, for supporting the dignity of my family and so many others!" -Jane Lynch

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

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

Better late than never!!!! Obama supports same-sex marriage ... " -Samantha Ronson

"With @MichelleObama & @JustinMikita permission I would like to marry @BarackObama right now!" -Jesse Tyler Ferguson

"1984: I wrote law school paper arguing that laws against gay marriage were unconstl. Prof said I'd never see gay marriage in my lifetime." -Lisa Bloom

"Thank you, President Obama! No more living in the past!" -Kim Kardashian

"Thank you President @BarackObama for your beautiful and brave words. I'm overwhelmed." -Ellen DeGeneres

"Bravo, Mr. President, and thank you." -Neil Patrick Harris

"Better late than never! @BarackObama lends his support to same-sex marriage! Equality for ALL!" -Perez Hilton


"Love is love! #Marriageequality Thank you Mr. President @BarackObama" -Ricki Lake 

"Even though he did it a little late under political pressure - very happy to hear the President come out in support of gay marriage." -Meghan McCain

"A fierce day for my gays and my prez @BarackObama – way 2 stand up 4 luv for ALL!" -Tyra Banks

Here's the awesome clip in which Obama tells Robin Roberts how he feels ...


Which celeb's reaction is your fave? How did you feel when you heard the news?


Image via abcnews.com

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