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Obama's Gay Marriage Decision Well-Received In Hollywood (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

By JIM KUHNHENN 05/10/12 11:22 PM ET AP

LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama is telling major Hollywood donors that his decision to support same-sex marriage is a logical extension of where he believes America ought to be.

Obama also says that the issue illustrates the difference in visions for the country between himself and Republicans.

Obama addressed about 150 top-dollar supporters Thursday night at actor George Clooney's Tudor-style canyon home in the Studio City area of Los Angeles

The president's remarks about his gay marriage stance were brief and oblique, without ever mentioned the word marriage.

Obama began his remarks by simply saying: "Obviously, yesterday we made some news." That drew the most enthusiastic applause of the evening.

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    President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at Los Angeles International Airport, Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Los Angeles. Obama is traveling to the West Coast for a series of campaign fundraisers. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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    President Barack Obama arrives at Los Angeles International Airport, Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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    President Barack Obama salutes as he gets off Air Force One after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport, Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Law enforcement vehicles are parked outside the home of actor George Clooney, the site of a private fundraiser for President Barack Obama, Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Los Angeles. One hundred and fifty supporters will dine with Obama at Clooney's home, at a party organizers expect to gross $15 million for the President's re-election campaign. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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