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New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has shown his support for President Barack Obama's marriage equality, calling it a 'major turning point for American civil rights':
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who is homosexual, has expressed her thanks to President Obama on Twitter:
Next Monday, President Obama will attend a fundraiser hosted by the openly gay singer Ricky Martin in conjunction with the LGBT Leadership Council and the Futuro Fund.
Following Mr Obama's interview with ABC News in which he expressed his backing for same-sex marriages, Martin tweeted:
President Obama's likely Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, opposes gay marriage.
On Monday, on the campaign trail, he said:
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