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Hear Obama congratulate gay marriage plaintiffs in phone call (VIDEO)

Published June 26, 2013 1:03 pm

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Following the Supreme Court's decisions Wednesday on gay marriage, the president called to congratulate the plaintiffs — and it was captured live on TV.

Watch gay marriage plaintiffs get phone call from Obama (VIDEO)

Watch as Chad Griffin, a gay rights advocate, gets a phone call from President Barack Obama. The plaintiffs in the California gay marriage case listen in.The White House confirmed that Obama made the call while on a flight to Africa, reports AP.The president also supported the high court's decision that rules the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Obama said the court "has righted a wrong, and our country is better off for it."

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