‘My Heart’s Pounding’: GMA’s Sam Champion Reacts Emotionally To Supreme Court Gay Marriage Rulings

As the news of the Supreme Court rulings about the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 broke on Wednesday, Good Morning America’s Sam Champion offered a personal and emotional reaction. It’s not just legal, he said, but a matter of people’s lives.

“My heart’s pounding, like really thumping in my chest,” Champion said, as George Stephanopoulos noted that Champion wed Rubem Robierb in December of last year.

“I think Gavin Newsom said it amazingly to me,” he continued. “It’s very easy to discount this into a legal brief or to say that they are theories. But this is about people’s lives. And there are people all over this country just looking to know that they’re equal and that their feelings for someone that they love can be legitimized. And is just as right as their neighbors’.”

He’d also tweeted:

Watch below, via ABC:

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