President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he hopes the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down gay marriages bans nationwide.

The high court has agreed to hear cases challenging bans in four sates, including Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee, with oral arguments scheduled for sometime in April.

In interviews with three YouTube creators, GloZell Green asked: “Do you think that same-sex marriage will be legalized in all of the United States during the time that you're in office, and what can you do push that along?”

Citing his own endorsement and the administration's refusal to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Obama answered that his administration has done “a lot to push it along.”

“My hope is that they go ahead and recognize what I think the majority of people in America now recognize, which is two people who love each other and are treating each other with respect and aren't bothering anybody else, why would the law treat them differently?”

“There's no good reason for it, so as a consequence I'm hopeful the Supreme Court comes to the right decision. But I will tell you, people's hearts have opened up on this issue. People know that treating folks unfairly, even if you disagree with their lifestyle choice, the fact of the matter is they're not bothering you, let them live their lives and under the law they should be treated equally,” Obama added.