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Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and More React to Obama's Support of Gay Marriage

'Feels like the future, not the past,' tweets Gaga

President Barack Obama speaks in Washington, DC.
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May 10, 2012 5:55 PM ET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in a statement posted on her website, Cyndi Lauper wrote: "President Obama continues to be a true leader for equality and I have never been prouder to call him my president than I am today. The president’s support of marriage equality gives hope and encouragement to the millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people who feel ostracized and alone. The words of the president have reinforced that they are worthy of dignity, respect, and love – just like everyone else."

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