President Barack Obama has given same-sex marriage the thumbs up in a move which some have said has 'made history'. It's a startling admission for some as he's the first US President to ever verbally endorse the highly controversial subject.

The President put an end to the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' police that banned openly gay people from serving in the military. That and seeing members of his own staff in committed same-sex relationships has helped him see things differently. In an interview with "Good Morning America" with Robin Roberts, Barack Obama said his personal view is that gays and lesbians should be treated fairly and equally

Gay advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign, said Obama had "made history" with his comments. And these people in New York City have mixed views about Obama's comments.

The issue of allowing same-sex marriage, however, is still a matter for the lawmakers individual states in America to make.