President Obama endorses same sex marriage; Twitter explodes

Tweets have been flying after the president said same-sex marriage should be legal. Mitt Romney, meanwhile, told reporters he is in favor of a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage.

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The statement echoed loudly across traditional and social media. Within minutes (perhaps seconds) of the president’s statement, “Same-Sex Marriage Should” and “Mr. President” became trending topics on Twitter. “ABC’s Robin Roberts,” the journalist who conducted the interview with Obama, also became a trending topic.

Several more topics related to the interview started trending, among them #MarriageEquality and Log Cabin Republicans.

During the interview with Roberts, Obama said:

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