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In Surprising Turn of Events, Hollywood Supports Gay Marriage

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Today, the question of marriage equality made its way to Hollywood as a number of celebs signed on to petition President Obama to reconsider his stance against same-sex marriage. The petition was launched earlier this month by Freedom to Marry, a campaign that seeks to legalize gay marriage on a state and federal level. After gathering signatures -- including those added today of Lance Bass, Cyndi Lauper and Verne Troyer -- an open letter will be sent to the President asking him to "end exclusion from marriage."

According to a statement released today by the campaign, support for same-sex marriage in the U.S. is rapidly growing:

...with a Washington Post-ABC News poll finding 53% support for marriage among Americans - more than double the 26% support when DOMA was stampeded through Congress in 1996 - there is clearly accelerating momentum toward ending marriage discrimination.