Gay rights campaigners around the world hail Obama's message of supportFrom Russia, to India and Kenya, campaigners welcomed US President Barack Obama's support for same-sex marriage President Barack Obama's support for same-sex marriage in the US has been hailed by campaigners as a significant boost for gay rights around the world â€“ but they warned there was much work to be done.
"President Obama joins the British prime minister and the new French president in backing same-sex marriage," said Peter Tatchell, veteran campaigner and national coordinator of the UK's Equal Love campaign, which is seeking to overturn the twin legal bans on gay civil marriages and heterosexual civil partnerships.
"It's an unstoppable global trend, with more and more countries planning to end the ban on gay couples getting married. There is growing momentum for same-sex marriage in many countries, from Cuba to Nepal, Denmark, Australia and Colombia.
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