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MSNBC Airs Obama Phone Call to Prop 8 Plaintiffs (Video)

After the Supreme Court addressed the case, the president weighed in from Air Force One.

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MSNBC aired a live phone call from President Obama congratulating the plaintiffs involved in the Prop 8 case after the Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday. 

During the network's coverage, a cell phone was handed to Sandy Stier and Kris Perry, who received a call from the president as he was aboard Air Force One. 

"So you should be very proud today," the president said in the call. "And, you know, you're -- through your courage, you’ve helped out a lot of people everywhere."

The president also issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision: "The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts: When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free."