Two-time Olympian Johnny Weir has said he hopes his recent marriage to Victor Voronov will nudge President Barack Obama to support gay marriage.

Weir, who has returned to competitive figure skating, and 28-year-old Atlanta-area lawyer Voronov capped off 2011 by tying the knot in a civil ceremony at the New York City Courthouse.

The 27-year-old Weir tweeted that the couple will hold a wedding in the summer.

Speaking to gay blog at a Human Rights Campaign gala held in Midtown Manhattan on Saturday, Weir said he was hopeful Obama, who supports civil unions for gay couples, will come around on marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

“My hope is that everybody can enjoy the same freedoms that I have experienced with Victor,” he said while holding his husband's hand. “Our fresh marriage in the great state of New York. And I hope that Obama can see how healthy a relationship young people like myself can have and that he can push it through on the federal level for every state.”

When asked his thoughts on the gay marriage debate brewing in New Jersey (Weir lives in the state), Weir answered: “I try not to follow anything. I like to live my live and not worry about extraneous things that will make me unhappier.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)