Obama approves of same sex marriage

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    Obama tells Robin Roberts of ABC.
     
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    Yay obama
     
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    I am THRILLED. Dancing on the ceiling thrilled. He has just decided the battleground states.
     
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    What!? I thought he did that the minute he decided to run in 2007.
     
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    First Read - Obama backs same-sex marriage


     
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    First Read - Obama backs same-sex marriage

    Updated 3:01 p.m. - President Barack Obama endorsed the right of same-sex couples to marry on Wednesday, a landmark pronouncement made in light of mounting pressure from gay right advocates.
    Obama became the first U.S. president to back the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry, a reversal from views expressed during the 2008 campaign, when he said he opposed same-sex marriage but favored civil unions as an alternative.
    Obama told ABC News that, after reflection, he had "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."

    In making his announcement, Obama completes what he had described as an “evolution” in his views on this issue, hastened by growing fervor this week involving gay rights. The growing pressure was capped Tuesday by North Carolina voters’ approval of a constitutional amendment banning not only same-sex marriages, but civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, as well.
    Obama’s shift not only speaks to a broad swath of the electorate, which has exhibited increasing acceptance of same-sex marriage in opinion polls, but also gay and lesbian voters who compose a core part of Obama’s base, and have been major fundraisers for his re-election.
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    He was trying to have it both ways but realized he had to make a decision. I personally support gay marriage as well but think Obama has been punking out due to his "evolving" views. Will it be a big deal in the election? Probably not. The economy as always will be what elects the next president.
     
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    I have nothing but respect for the man. Talk about being true to your convictions. He made this announcement in an election year, six months before we vote. Knowing what it could cost him. NOTHING but admiration and respect, Mr. President. Thank you.
     
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    Well, I hate the bastard, but if he is unequivocal in his position on gay marriage, then he gets Respect points from me.

    This is the kind of courage and leadership we need on a whole raft of issues.

    I am not hopeful the age of the prevaricating triangulators is over, though.

    I doubt anyone will change their votes over this, but it will probably cause some black Christians to stay home in November.

    Gutsy move.

    Let the hysterical outrage begin!
     
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    A political calculation without question.

    It doesn't matter how much whining the right does, there is no way they can stop this from becoming the law of the land.

    Why? Because gays and supporters are gaining enough political power to demand it. It's that simple.

    In America, rights are determined by what you can demand .. not by what is right, just, fair, humane, or what Jesus would do.

    It's just that simple.
     
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