In an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, President Obama said, "I think gay couples should be able to get married."
Celebrities react on Twitter to President Obama's support for same-sex marriage. Below are some of their tweet:
“Thank you President @BarackObama for your beautiful and brave words. I'm overwhelmed,” tweeted comedienne Ellen DeGeneres.
Justin Timberlake tweets, "@barackobama 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."
"@BarackObama thinks couples who are in loving, committed relationships, and want to marry, should be able to do so. NICE. #Obama2012" tweeted actress Elizabeth Banks.
Funnywoman Wanda Sykes thanked Obama on Twitter saying, "Thank you President Obama for supporting marriage equality. Can't explain how much this means to me, my wife, and our kids. #Obama2012"
"Bravo to President Obama on coming out today in support of Gay Marriage! Gutsy and elevated move Mr President." tweeted the Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo.
More celebrity twitter reactions on President Obama's support for gay marriage after the jump!
The Voice singer Adam Levine tweeted, "thank you @BarackObama for reminding us all that true leadership is not dead."
"Actually, now that Obama has come out in support of gay marriage, I feel less pressure to find a woman to marry" tweeted actress and activist Mia Farrow.
Sophia Bush tweets, "Thank you Mr. President. @BarackObama speaks up for #Equality today. #LoveIsLove"
Adrian Grenier tweets, "Finally Obama said it. Gay marriage is the right thing. Now let's move on to important issues that effect us all, i.e. economy & jobs."
"#Breaking: President Obama announces support for ALL/equal marriage!! #FreedomToMarry" tweeted actress Eliza Dushku.
Filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted, "Well, I am deeply moved by this news flash: 'Obama Says Same-Sex Should Be Legal'"