Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres expressed her gratitude to President Obama following his announcement of support for same-sex marriage.

DeGeneres said, “What an amazing day for our country. 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."


The segment will air on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday, May 10.

Meanwhile, Hollywood is preparing for an all-star fundraiser for President Obama Thursday at George Clooney's Studio City home. High-profile guests will include Robert Downey Jr., Tobey Maguire, Barbra Streisand, director-producer J.J. Abrams and many others. The fundraiser is expected to raise $15 million for the president's re-election campaign.

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