Openly gay House members Jared Polis of
Colorado, David Cicilline of Rhode Island and Tammy Baldwin of
Wisconsin are cheering President Obama's gay marriage nod.
On Wednesday, Obama
became the first sitting president to endorse gay marriage.
Appearing on MSNBC's The Daily
Rundown, Baldwin, who
could become America's first openly gay senator, said she was
moved by the president's endorsement.
“I was really moved when I watched
the interview with the president,” Baldwin told host Chuck Todd.
“I thought it was [a] very heartfelt statement that the president
issued about his own personal journey. And I think it's a journey
shared by so many Americans as they grapple with this issue. I
applaud the president and I think it was a very important statement
Polis tweeted a thank you: “Thank you
@BarackObama for supporting marriage equality for all Americans.”
Cicilline messaged “President Obama
took bold step of recognizing same-sex couples in committed
relationships entitled to the same rights as every American!” and
“The President's move represents true progress for our country and
I salute his leadership.”
Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank,
who is preparing to marry his partner Jim Ready in July before he
leaves Congress, said Obama's
endorsement “will cost him no votes.”