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Obama Backs Gay Marriage

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Image from a quicklink In a nod to a dramatic shift in public opinion, Barack Obama on Wednesday became the first sitting president to announce his support for same-sex marriage.

In a sit-down interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, Obama completed what has been a markedly long and oft-mocked evolution on the matter.

"I've always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly," Obama told Roberts, in an interview that will air in full on ABC's "Good Morning America" Thursday. "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...

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Obama? Adamant about anything? Oh Please ... ... by E. T. SIMON on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 6:41:46 PM
Obama supports gay marriage in the same manner tha... by Matthew Peters on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 9:13:04 PM
Exactly.... by Elizabeth Hanson on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 12:20:16 AM
According to Gawker: He now believes that ga... by Stephen Zimmett on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 2:36:28 PM
Why can't some people just acknowledge a good deve... by Amanda Lang on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 8:28:25 AM
Especially when reality seems to weigh in on the s... by E. T. SIMON on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 8:54:37 AM
I understand your perspective, I really do and I'm... by Elizabeth Hanson on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 9:19:43 AM
This is another historic moment for moving one ste... by Eric Nelson on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 10:41:39 AM
Got this from a Lew Rockwell site for what its wor... by Stephen Zimmett on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 2:26:53 PM