Jane Lynch, who plays coach Sue Sylvester on Glee, has said she was “blown away” by President Barack Obama's gay marriage endorsement.

Lynch, who in 2010 married her wife Dr. Lara Embry in a private ceremony in Massachusetts, cheered the president during an appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.

“When my president stood up and said that he believes that I and my family should have the same rights – it blew me away,” Lynch told host Piers Morgan.

“Nothing's going to happen because he said this. Really, I mean most politics are calculus anyway. But just the fact that he said it and there was a risk in his saying it and … I don't know, it's just nice to hear that the guy who's sitting in the big chair in the big white house supports me and my family.”

Lynch added that she once believed marriage was “for straight people.”

“And I have a really strong wife who says, 'No, it's for us, too. And we have a child. And if we're going to enter this, with a child, I want a piece of paper.' And that made sense to me.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)