05/10/2012 08:44 am ET

Ferndale LGBT Center 'Encouraged' By Obama's Support For Gay Marriage

By Jessica Schrader

It was a normal day at Affirmations in Ferndale on Wednesday afternoon when the LGBT community center got word of some major news: President Barack Obama had just announced his support for same-sex marriages.

"We were all in the middle of our work day here doing what we're doing on an everyday basis. All of a sudden everybody was getting Facebook notices and texts about Obama making the statement," said Johnny Jenkins, Jr., director of programs at Affirmations. "It was a pleasant surprise to everybody and everybody's excited."

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