President Obama announced his support for marriage equality during an interview with ABC News this afternoon:

“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told Roberts in an interview to appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday.

Interestingly, right-wing Republicans who said they would never vote for him have declared… that they would never, ever, ever vote for him. Of course, the religious right and hate groups are all declaring their utter outrage.

Thank you, Mr. President. This is going to be an interesting election year.