Ellen DeGeneres Gives President Obama Standing Ovation For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

On Thursday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show, host Ellen DeGeneres gave an enthusiastic reception to President Obama‘s affirmation to ABC’s Robin Roberts that “same-sex couples should be able to get married.” “What an amazing day for our country!” DeGeneres exclaimed.

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“President Obama just came out in support of same-sex marriage. And I say, wow, wow. There have been moments in history when someone has had the courage to stand up for what they believe in and that one action changes everything. I hope that this is one of those times. It takes a brave man to take a stand like this especially in an election year. Mr. President, to you, I say, thank you, very, very much.”

DeGeneres has long been a fervent advocate for LGBT rights since coming out on her ABC sitcom 15 years ago.

Watch Ellen’s standing ovation for President Obama below:

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