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:
I applaud President @barackobama for affirming that ALL Americans should enjoy equal rights. Historic! I will be a very proud host on Monday
George Clooney's dinner is expected to raise up to $15 million for Obama's re-election campaign, a record for a single political fundraising
President Obama coming out an expressing his support for same-sex marriage is an intriguing political calculation.