Lady Gaga Thanks Barack Obama For Open Support Of Gay Marriage

10 May 2012, 12:55 | Updated: 10 May 2012, 13:13

The 'Born This Way' star says it "feels like the future" after the U.S. President's new stance.

Lady Gaga has thanked U.S. President Barack Obama for openly declaring his personal support for gay marriage this week.

Obama announced during an interview on Good Morning America which aired today on ABC (10th May) that he has now decided that gay marriage should, in his opinion, be allowed to happen.

"At a certain point I've 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 host Robin Roberts during the interview.

The 'Born This Way' singer, who is currently in Tokyo on her world tour, later posted a comment aimed at the U.S. President thanking him for being so forward thinking about the subject. 

"Obama, congratulations on being the first sitting President to support marriage equality!" Gaga tweeted last night. "Feels like the future, and not the past. #NoFear."

Yesterday (9th May) the 'Marry The Night' star featured in a brand new trailer for her upcoming appearance on The Simpsons season finale. 

Lady Gaga is set to perform at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan tonight.