Comedian Wanda Sykes says she's proud of President Barack Obama and the NAACP for coming out in support of gay marriage.

The 48-year-old Sykes, who married her wife Alex in 2008 before passage of Proposition 8 in California, spoke about the developments with Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges of Traipsing Thru Films on the red carpet at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center's An Evening with Women on Saturday.

“I'm so proud of [Obama],” she said. I knew he would get there. But I believe it's earnest and I'm just so proud because I flash back to this time four years ago and watching the vice president and presidential debates and when the topic of same-sex marriage comes up, it was almost like they laughed. It was a mockery of same-sex marriage. And that hurt.”

She added that the NAACP's support “is huge.”

“Really is huge because the NAACP … their roots are so instilled in the church. … Marriage really doesn't have anything to do with religion. That's why atheists get married.”

“I'm very proud of the NAACP right now and I think I'm going to join!” she added. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)