Yesterday President +Barack Obama became the first US president to publicly declare his support for gay marriage. "It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married," the president said in an interview with +ABC News (+YouTube video: goo.gl/lbUfI).

When we looked at Google Search data after the announcement, we found yesterday's top related search terms with "Obama" were "Obama gay marriage," "Obama same sex marriage," and "Obama supports gay marriage." Overall, national searches for "Obama" and "gay marriage" increased by 458.8% from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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