Ricky Martin, Jane Lynch, Celebrities React to Obama’s Support of Marriage Equality
Following ABC’s interview this morning with President Obama, during which he made an historic announcement that he supports marriage equality, out entertainers such as Ricky Martin, Jane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris were quick to commend the president’s show of support. Many straight celebrities, including music mogul Russell Simmons and singer Josh Groban, also used their Twitter accounts to express their enthusiasm.
BY JEREMY KINSER
MAY 2012 /5:35 PM
I applaud President @barackobama for affirming that ALL Americans should enjoy equal rights. Historic! I will be a very proud host on Monday
Pretty darn happy today. Thanks Mr President, for supporting the dignity of my family and so many others!
THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT
I have2 gay siblings that have been in long term family relationships 4over 25 yrs each-Bat Mitzvah in June-marriage equality is pro family!
viva Obama who has just endorsed gay marriage. right on time drop a dime blow your mind.
How many young lives did the President just save by saying that he supports them today?
OMG, it’s official! Obama becomes 1st president to support gay marriage!!! Historic day!
I am soooo PROUD of you PRESIDENT OBAMA YES YES YES it is about time. Marriage Equality is so very very important.
The President has just stated publicly that he believes “same sex marriage should be legal”. I am proud. Thank you @BarackObama
Thank you Mr. President for your support of gay marriage…
thank you Mr. President for your support of gay marriage…
Well done, Mr. President. Well done indeed!
Such an exciting day!!! xoRZ RT @BarackObama“Same-sex couples should be able to get married.”—President Obama
Actually, now that Obama has come out in support of gay marriage, I feel less pressure to find a woman to marry
Good for you Mr. Obama. Good for you.
Thank you to @BarackObamafor taking a forward-thinking stance on equality for all gay Americans and for supporting gay marriage.
Thank you President @BarackObamafor your beautiful and brave words. I’m overwhelmed.
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RICKY MARTIN AND BOYFRIEND DISCUSS MARRIAGE….
There’s still time! Ricky Martin discussed that he and his beau are considering marriage during an appearance on Spain’s El Progama de Ana Rosa. But since he can’t marry in the U.S., which country will we join Shirley Phelps Roper to protest the union? Photos of the happy (for now) couple after the jump.
Well, well, well, it looks like Ricky’s considering tying the knot in Spain with boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abella.
Ricky Martin and his boyfriendCarlos Gonzalez are set to tie the knot on January 28, 2012, Spanish-language newspaper El Nuevo Dia reported.
An unnamed source was quoted by the paper that the “Livin la Vida Loca” singer and his longtime lover’s wedding will take place in the city of New York where gay marriage is legal.
So is the couple, who looks happy together, ready to walk down the aisle as reported?
According to Ricky’s rep, the Puerto Rican singer has “no set plans to marry,” dismissing rumors of a New York wedding this January.
“It is a completely incorrect report,” the rep told entertainment sites.
There was also a report last year that Ricky, who was awarded a Spanish citizenship recently, will be marrying his economist boyfriend in Spain where gay marriage is also legal. Buenos Aires was also abuzz when reports came out in December that Ricky and Carlos are marrying in the Argentinian capital.
Ricky Martin, who has 2 kids, revealed his sexual orientation in 2010. He revealed the identity of hisboyfriend at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City last year.