President Obama touted his support for gay marriage during a West Coast fundraising spree on Thursday capped off at the home of Hollywood actor George Clooney.

At a campaign stop in Seattle, Obama used his just-announced support to call on Washington voters to reject Referendum 74, the ballot measure which would repeal the state's gay marriage law.

“We're not returning to the days when you could be kicked out of the United States military just because of who you are and who you love. We're moving this country forward.”

After a deliberate pause, he continued: “We are moving forward to a country where every American is treated with dignity and with respect. And here in Washington you'll have the chance to make your voice heard on the issue of making sure that everybody, regardless of sexual orientation, is treated fairly. You will have a chance to weigh in on this.”

“We are a nation that treats people fairly,” he added to loud applause.

Among those attending the Clooney fundraiser were Barbra Streisand, Salma Hayek, Tobey Maguire and Jack Black. The event raised nearly $15 million.