NBC newswoman Jenna Wolfe's bombshell announcement
Wednesday that she and co-worker Stephanie Gosk are a lesbian couple expecting their first child garnered cheers of support on social media, as talk of equality and same-sex marriage took center stage at the Supreme Court this week.
Wolfe, an anchor for "Weekend Today," appeared on Wednesday's "Today" show and revealed that she and Gosk, an NBC News correspondent, are expecting a baby girl in August. The announcement also marked Wolfe and Gosk's debut as a lesbian couple.
"This is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to us," Wolfe, 39, told People magazine. "But I don’t want to bring my daughter into a world where I'm not comfortable telling everyone who I am and who her mother is."
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Wolfe and Gosk, 40, had been together for three years before they made the decision to use an anonymous sperm donor, and the pair got creative when it came to deciding who would carry the child.
"We rock-paper-scissored it. I won 34-31, so I'm carrying the baby, bam," Wolfe told E! News.
Twitter erupted with cheers of support after Wolfe's public announcement.
The Supreme Court deliberated California’s Proposition 8 on Tuesday
, which bans the right for same-sex couples to marry. On Wednesday, arguments were heard regarding the national Defense of Marriage Act, which has legally defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman since 1996. The court is expected to issue a ruling by the end of June.
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