Skip to comments.Obama: 'I think same sex couples should be able to get married'
Posted on 05/09/2012 12:49:24 PM PDT by Nachum
Updated 3:15 p.m. ET- 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 rights 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.
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He’s just a Sweet Transvestite!
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Piss off your liberal friends and relatives. Tell them if he had done this years ago it would’ve prevented all of those evil anti-gay amendments.
OK! Mr. Obama is finished evolving! Oh, boy! Oh, girl! Oh, er...
as usual MSM going out of it’s way to say he is the FIRST to ever do something on his watch. Hopefully it will be the last as well.
Mr. Obama, welcome to the fringe.
I hope you enjoy the stay.
Desperation brings out the best in people.
Notice he waited until Rush was over for the day? Not that he said anything we didn’t already know.
My husband works with a guy who insists he cannot vote for Romney because he was once pro-abortion. I wonder what he will do now?
The Democrat party is now officially the party of unrepentent sin.
Are you saying we tweak lefties with the idea that if 0bama had “led” on this issue, the nation would have followed suit and not been so “anti-gay”?
Bingo. Yep, exactly. Couldn’t have put it better myself.
Why not, the dark lord already proved a Kenyan can be president why should SSAD (same sex attraction disorder) people not get married?
For the same damned reason you Keynan Marxist pig, one is illegal and the other is immoral.
So, Bathhouse Barry falls out of the steam room...finally.
In North Carolina gay couples can still continue to marry as long as they each marry a person of the opposite sex. This has always been true in North Carolina and all of the other 50 states as well. North Carolina has it right. Gay couples can sign contracts with each other, but they can not be married. Good call, North Carolina.
Obama: ‘I think same sex couples should be able to get married’
Yea? and I think that illegal aliens (even if they are a hireling at the White House) outta be deported.
More political pandering by the panderer in chief. No surprises at all with this guy.
I have a thought that something could pop open soon. Van jones said obama could come out as gay and still get votes, then hussein is forced to forget his evolution, and now the travolta stuff. Does anyone smell smoke.
My favorite line was about the gay and lesbian service men and women fighting, “on MY behalf” around the world.
I would trade gay marriage for outlawed abortion in a heartbeat.
Well, that’s it for him, then. Idiots believe their own polls, which they should know are slanted in their favor.
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