Hillary Clinton OK's Gay Marriage, Twitterverse Reacts

Hillary Clinton made her announcement via an HRC video. Photo: Human Rights CampaignIt's a family affair! Just a week after hubby Bill voiced his support of gay marriage, appealing to the Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (you know, the one that he signed into law…), Hillary Clinton has now officially come out in favor of marriage equality "personally and as a matter of policy."

“L.G.B.T. Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones, and they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship,’’ she said in the near-six-minute video made by the D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign. “That includes marriage.’’ She said that working as secretary of state inspired her to rethink her position on the issue, which, when last discussed publicly, had her in support of civil unions and letting states decide. But recent experiences have inspired her to "think anew" on her stance.

Reactions around the web are ranging from cheering to eye rolling, with many concluding that the formal announcement, posted Monday on YouTube, signals Clinton's 2016 run for President, following David Plouffe's own declaration that Hillary is "probably the strongest candidate" during a Sunday night discussion at the 92nd Street Y in NYC.

"Hillary Clinton Backs Gay Marriage: Proof She's Running for President?" was a blog headline on The Week, with writer Ryu Spaeth noting, "Supporting gay marriage has become a litmus test for any Democrat who is considering competing in a presidential primary."

Others joined in with the speculation with blogs and columns, but the real action was, as usual, on Twitter. Famous gays and lesbians, in particular, rejoiced:

Others were less enchanted with/excited by the announcement.

Still others were in a moronic league of their own, like this predictable little gem:

And there you have it.

The video: