Ricky Martin, Chris Colfer, Cyndi
Lauper and Ellen DeGeneres are among the celebrities cheering
President Barack Obama's announcement in support of gay marriage.
on Wednesday told ABC News' Robin Roberts: “I've concluded that
for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that
I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”
The news quickly went viral on social
“I applaud President @barackobama for
affirming that ALL Americans should enjoy equal rights. Historic!”
singer Ricky Martin tweeted to his nearly 6 million followers.
“Thank you President @BarackObama for
your beautiful and brave words. I'm overwhelmed,” messaged Ellen
DeGeneres, who married actress Portia de Rossi in 2008.
“I second!” Chris Colfer added in
retweeting DeGeneres' tweet.
In comments to POLITICO.com
as rumors swirled of Obama's impending announcement, singer Cyndi
Lauper said she was looking “forward to him evolving.”
“So I am for him and I am all for him
evolving. And I love him. He's inspiring to me. Very inspiring,”
Lambert, Jane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris, Adam Levine, Lady
Gaga, Alec Baldwin, Tyra Banks, Josh Groban and Samantha Ronson
also cheered on the president.