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Obama Breaking News: President Obama Makes A Victory Phone Call to Gay Marriage Leaders

Wochit 1:07 mins

2 of the pro gay marriage plaintiffs in the anti-Prop 8 case got an unexpected congratulatory phone call from President Obama ... moments after today's historic Supreme Court ruling. Kris Perry and Sandy Stier were giving a live interview on MSNBC ... when someone ran over with a cell phone and said the President was on the line. President Obama says he's "deeply disappointed" with the decision to strike down a provision of the Voting Rights Act, and called on Congress to revamp the law. The ruling "upsets decades of well-established practices that help make sure voting is fair, especially in places where voting discrimination has been historically prevalent," said the nation's first African-American president in a written statement. President Obama's recess appointments to a federal agency-- made without Senate confirmation-- will be reviewed by the Supreme Court, a major constitutional test of executive power.

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