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Barack Obama Echoes Gay Marriage Support At George Clooney Fundraiser

Barack Obama Echoes Gay Marriage Support At George Clooney Fundraiser

05/11/2012

President Barack Obama echoed his support for gay marriage at a record-breaking, star-studded fundraiser held Thursday at the home of actor George Clooney. "Obviously, yesterday we made some news," Obama began, speaking to an applauding crowd that included Tobey Maguire, Salma Hayek, Barbra Streisand and Billy Crystal.

"It was a logical extension of what America is supposed to be," Obama went on to say, according to ABC News. "It grew directly out of this difference in visions: Are we a country that includes everybody and give everybody a shot and treats everybody fairly?"

The fundraising event held in Los Angeles' Studio City raked in a record-breaking $15 million from the $40,000 a plate dinner, according to host Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation.

Read more about President Obama's stance on marriage equality here:

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Read more: Barack Obama, George Clooney, Tobey Maguire, Salma Hayek, Barbra Streisand, Billy Crystal, Marriage Equality

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