Obama’s same-sex marriage tweet gets a strong reaction

10 May 2012

US President Barack Obama

A tweet from US President Barack Obama about allowing same sex couples to marry has gone viral.

Yesterday, Obama shared his thoughts on same-sex marriage with the Twitterati via his Twitter account. His exact words were: “Same-sex couples should be able to get married.” – President Obama”.

And celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres have since taken to the Twitter platform to thank Obama for voicing his feelings about same-sex marriage.

“Thank you President @BarackObama for your beautiful and brave words. I’m overwhelmed,” tweeted DeGeneres.

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Meanwhile, politicians such as US Democrat Nancy Pelosi have also voiced their approval of Obama’s words.

“A great day in our fight for civil rights – President Obama adds his support for marriage #equality. #BeautifulDay,” tweeted Pelosi.

Now #ISupportSameSexMarriage is trending on Twitter.

Yesterday, before the now-famous tweet, Obama also gave an interview with ABC News about gay couples and why he feels they should be allowed to get married.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic

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