Obama stops evolving on Gay Marriage

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Obama Backs Same-Sex Marriage – A one-stop shop on Robin Roberts’ exclusive Good Morning America  interview with President Obama  is a one-stop shop with all the video clips, a timeline and history  – http://abcn.ws/IDrLEt

“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told Roberts. The fullest report from the wide-ranging interview will be on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday. Excerpts also on World News and Nightline today.

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Obama explains evolution on marriagehttp://abcn.ws/JVQQZy

Obama on how his kids influenced his decisionhttp://abcn.ws/IJsymc

How Michelle agrees with himhttp://abcn.ws/Lguupe

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President Obama’s Evolution on Gay Marriage or Not

President Obama, came out in support of gay marriage during an interview on ABC.   He said that this was his personal view, which has been evolving for some time.   He said that First Lady Michelle Obama shared his view.  His evolution apparently came from talking to neighbours and taking into consideration that his daughters had friends that had gay parents.

The announcement is a landmark for the gay rights movement, which has battled for decades to win legal recognition for same sex marriages.  Thirty states states either have laws or constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.  North Carolina was the latest state to join that list yesterday.
A recent Gallup poll says  50 percent of Americans believe that gay marriage should be recognized, with the same rights as traditional marriages, while 48 percent believe it should not be legal

via The World As I See It: President Obama’s Evolution on Gay Marriage or Not.

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