Obama tweets support for marriage equality after Pennsylvania ruling

Wed. May 21, 2014 9:55 AM by OnTopMag.com

President Barack Obama on Tuesday reiterated his support for marriage equality in a tweet.

The message – sent from the White House's Twitter account – included an embedded photo of the president and quoted Obama as saying, "When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free."

The White House asked followers to retweet the message "if you agree: Every American should be able to marry the person they love."

The tweet was retweeted more than 2,800 times and favorited more than 1,300 times.

The message was sent a day after Oregon became the 18th state to allow gay couples to marry and roughly four hours after a federal judge struck down Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage.

(Related: Pennsylvania begins issuing marriage licenses to gay couples after ruling.)

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