Lance Bass on President Obama’s Same-Sex Marriage Support: It’s Great He Can ‘Finally’ Say It (EXCLUSIVE)

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Lance Bass, one-fifth of the former boy band N’Sync, is throwing his support to President Barack Obama, who yesterday came out in full support of same-sex marriage.

Bass, who came out of the closet in 2006, spoke to Celebuzz about the big interview Wednesday night at the premiere of Mansome in Los Angeles, and praised his decision to “finally” come out and say it.

“I mean, he’s always supported gay marriage,” Bass said in our exclusive video interview. “I guess he just finally said it. We’re not all stupid; we all knew he supported it.”

“It’s great that he can finally say it,” he added. “It sucks that politics holds politicians back from saying the right thing and the thing that they truly believe in. But that’s just the world we live in.”

On Wednesday, in an exclusive interview with ABC News, Obama revealed that his opinions on same-sex marriage had evolved over the last several years, to the point where he now fully supports the controversial social issue.

“At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” he said.

Now, with the President’s backing, Bass, 33, hopes that America’s opinion on the issue will evolve, as well.

“It’s nice to finally have his words behind our fight, and hopefully it’ll start changing some people’s minds,” he said.

Lance has been linked to a number of men over the years, including reality TV’s Reichen Lehmkuhl.

Mansome, from Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock, hits theaters on May 18.

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