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Ellen DeGeneres, NPH, More Tweet About President Obama's Support For Gay Marriage

May 09, 2012 | 1:03pm EDT

neil patrick harrisThis is history in the making, folks! President Barack Obama has become the first-ever president to reveal his personal support for gay marriage rights while still in office.  "I've just concluded for me personally, it is important for me to affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," President Obama told ABC News on May 9 — just one day after North Carolina opted to ban gay marriage entirely.

Naturally, the internet is all a-Twitter about his admirable support for equal rights. Even our favorite Hollywood celebs could not contain their excitement and had a few things to say to the POTUS.

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

Neil Patrick Harris: “@BarackObama: President Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage [link]. Bravo, Mr. President, and thank you." - @ActuallyNPH

Glee's Jane Lynch: "Pretty darn happy today. Thanks Mr President, for supporting the dignity of my family and so many others!" - @JaneMarieLynch

Singer Josh Groban: "Historic!! #equality RT @BarackObama President Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage." - @JoshGroban

Bravo's Andy Cohen: "THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT" - @BravoAndy

Jared Leto: "Nice to hear this from big B himself! #equality "@BarackObama: "Same-sex couples should be able to get married."—President Obama" - @JaredLeto

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

Bryan Greenberg: "Respect to @BarackObama for supporting same sex marriages." - @BryanGreenberg

Evan Rachel Wood: "Wooooooo! @BarackObama." - @EvanRachelWood

RuPaul's Drag Race: "@BarackObama... shantay, you stay!" - @RuPaulsDragRace

DWTS Pro Louis van Amstel: "Just saw the ABCnews interview w @RobinRoberts n Obama. It was good to hear him say everyone SHOULD b able to get married." - @LouisVanAmstel

Michelle Branch: "YAY Obama!! #EqualityForAll." - @MichelleBranch

Russell Simmons: "thank you Mr. President for your support of gay marriage." - @UncleRUSH


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