May 9, 2012 4:33pm
Moments after ABC News broadcast a special report on President Obama’s new support for same-sex marriage, a collection of his supporters in the House of Representatives tweeted their backing for the president’s announcement.
The president received support from the top Democrat in the House, as well as at least two openly homosexual representatives, Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and David Cicilline, D-R.I.
After one hour, apparently only one House Republican, Rep. Allen West of Florida, had tweeted a reaction to the president’s new position.
Here is a compilation of tweets:
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California: @NancyPelosi A great day in our fight for civil rights-President Obama adds his support for marriage #equality. #BeautifulDay
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif.: @RepSpeier Marriage is about two people who love each other. Glad to hear that Pres Obama thinks so too! #NOH8 #equality
Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif.: @RepLindaSanchez So proud @BarackObama backed full #marriageequality today. #LGBT community deserves equal rights.
Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif.: @RepJudyChu Thrilled to see #President #Obama back #MarriageEquality. This is a huge day for the #LGBT community!
Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif.: @RepSamFarr Great day for equality! President Obama joins support for marriage #equality.
Rep. George Miller, D-Calif.: @askgeorge Wanted to make sure you saw that President Obama today said that he believes “same sex couples should be able to… http://fb.me/1sD43Bg11
Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif.: @RepBarbaraLee I applaud the President’s support for marriage equality!
Rep. James Himes, D-Conn.: @jahimes Glad the Pres finished “evolving” on marriage equality. Our core national value is equality and equal protection under the law.
Rep. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.: @ChrisMurphyCT Super proud of my President. If the arc of history bends toward justice, it just got a little more bendy today.
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.: @jaredpolis Thank you @BarackObama for supporting marriage equality for all Americans // I’m proud our President supports #love and #lgbt marriage equality. Thank you @BarackObama
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.: @DWStweets A very proud moment. RT @BarackObama: “Same-sex couples should be able to get married.”—President Obama
Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.: @AllenWest Pres failures are masked by irrelevant pandering as a collectivist who does not respect individual sovereignty. More of the same politics.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.: @LuisGutierrez Yesterday I expressed my desire that President Obama speak with clarity & come out in support of
#MarriageEquality. Today, he came through!
Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill.: @RepMikeQuigley Incredible day 4
#marriageequality! Look forward 2 future when all Americans enjoy full rights guaranteed 2 each of us http://1.usa.gov/JZYiY8
Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, @chelliepingree Wonderful to have President Obama finally speaking out on marriage #equality. #BeautifulDay #mepolitics
Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., @nikiinthehouse Thank you President @BarackObama for supporting #marriageequality for all Americans. Important day for #civilrights http://bit.ly/JgbkgW
Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., @Heinrich4NM Very pleased that President Obama has joined me and a growing number of Americans who support marriage equality!
Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y.: @RepBrianHiggins Today marks another important step toward marriage #equality. Hopeful soon all Americans will have right to marry like NYers already do.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.: @repblumenauer Obama support for marriage equality huge step forward for America…. the tide is turning and the current running deeper and faster.
Rep. Steven Rothman, D-N.J.: @CongRothman Great news! RT @ap: BREAKING: Obama tells ABC interviewer he supports gay marriage, first president to take that position.
Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I.: @davidcicilline President Obama took bold step of recognizing same-sex couples in committed relationships entitled to the same rights as every American! // The President’s move represents true progress for our country and I salute his leadership.
Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash.: @JayInslee I am proud to stand with President @BarackObama in our support for marriage equality.