(NEW YORK) -- Ellen DeGeneres, her wife Portia DeGeneres, Anne Hathaway and Glee actress Jane Lynch are calling on President Obama to legalize same-sex marriage.
The Freedom to Marry organization says those celebrities and others have signed an open letter to Obama that reads, in part, "We ask you now for your leadership on ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage -- an exclusion that harms millions of Americans each day. Whether to end discrimination in marriage is a question America has faced before, and faces again today."
Freedom to Marry is asking the public to co-sign the letter, which it says will be presented to the White House in the spring.
Martin Sheen, Eric McCormack, and singers Melissa Etheridge and Mya are also among the group of entertainers, athletes, and business leaders who signed the letter.
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