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Anne Hathaway, Jane Lynch, Ellen DeGeneres and more petition Obama to legalize gay marriage

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A bunch of celebrities, both gay and straight alike, are imploring the president to take on a stronger position in support of gay marriage. Anne Hathaway, Jane Lynch, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, and Ellen and Portia DeGeneres are among the over 33,000 people (and counting) who have all signed a statement written by the Freedom to Marry campaign, which seeks to legalize gay marriage nationwide and end discrimination based on sexual orientation.

You too can sign the letter via the Freedom to Marry website. It directly states:

Dear Mr. President,

In February, you made a powerful statement about the law.

We ask you now for your leadership on ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage — an exclusion that harms millions of Americans each day. Whether to end discrimination in marriage is a question America has faced before, and faces again today.

With so many Americans talking it through in heartfelt conversations, it is a question that calls for clarity from the president.

Mr. President, the time to end exclusion from marriage is now. We ask you to complete your journey and join us, and the majority of Americans, who support the freedom to marry.

Hey, if anyone has executive power to change things it's the president, right? Well, the President, Congress, other state and federal officials, high courts, and the public electorate. But why not aim for the highest office in the land? Here's hoping Obama says, "I do".