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.

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