Watch: Prop 8 plaintiffs get surprise call from president

The two couples behind the Supreme Court challenge received a spontaneous call from Obama -- live on TV

Published June 26, 2013 3:48PM (EDT)


Proposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier were in the middle of a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC when the segment was interrupted by a phone call from President Barack Obama, who was reaching out to offer his congratulations.

Perry and Stier were soon joined on air by fellow plaintiffs Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami to listen in on the celebratory call.

You can watch the surprising moment here:

By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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