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Obama's Endorsement of Gay Marriage Leads to Record Searches, Video Uploads

President Barack Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage has resulted in a record number of searches on Google.com and seems to have inspired thousands of users uploading videos on the subject to YouTube, The Associated Press reports. Gay marriage was also the most popular topic on the video-sharing site’s news and politics category last week.

According to the report, Google saw a 458 percent increase in national searches for “Obama” and “gay marriage” between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on May 9, the day Obama disclosed his views during an ABC News interview. Following this announcement, more videos with the key words "gay marriage" were uploaded on YouTube than ever before, drawing more than 3 million views and 100,000 comments.

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