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Obama Endorses Gay Marriage in Washington State, Maryland, Maine
Christian Post ^ | 10/26/2012 | Paul Stanley

Posted on 10/26/2012 7:41:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

President Obama said Thursday that he is formally endorsing same-sex marriage in the states of Washington, Maine and Maryland, joining Minnesota, where he has already lent his support to the issue earlier this year. Homosexual activists are gaining confidence that the issue will pass in at least one of the four states. They are hoping Obama's endorsement will help.

The blanket endorsement was exactly the same statement Obama's campaign team released earlier this year in North Carolina, where the legalization of same-sex marriage was defeated by voters in May.

"While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the president believes in treating everyone fairly and equally, with dignity and respect," said Paul Bell, the campaign's press secretary in Washington State.

The four states voting on the same-sex marriage issue this year are viewed as liberal-leaning states, making passage in at least one a strong possibility. Pro-family activists and ministers have been outraised and outspent, but are waging competitive battles to keep traditional marriage intact.

Legislators in Washington State and Maryland passed same-sex marriage laws but citizens turned in enough signatures to force the issue onto the November ballot in both states.

Washington State Sen. Ed Murray was excited to learn of President Obama's endorsement.

"When I first began fighting in the legislature for marriage equality ... I would never have dared to dream that a president of the United States would one day step forward at this crucial moment, in the middle of his own close re-election campaign, to offer his support for our efforts," Murray told The Associated Press.

Chip White of Preserve Marriage Washington, which opposes the gay-marriage law, said he was unsurprised by Obama's action.

"Until May of this year, the president's position was that marriage is the union of one man and one woman," White told AP. "No one called him a bigot or said he was unfair for holding that position. And Washingtonians who believe in the traditional definition of marriage as one man and one woman are not bigots."

In May, President Obama publicly announced his support of same-sex marriage, a reversal from his previous position that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

Gay marriage proponents have been outperforming supporters of traditional marriage when it comes to fundraising for many months. And despite large gifts in Washington State to pass what is known as Referendum 74, those who are defending marriage are not deterred. Pastor Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Wash., has been one of the leaders trying to uphold traditional marriage and he told The Christian Post in July that no amount of money could overcome what is right in God's eyes.

"I laugh when people talk about how much money they've raised to promote a sinful lifestyle," said Hutcherson. "God is not concerned about money and if we can successfully mobilize the Christians in our state who believe that marriage should be between a man and a women, then we will succeed."

"My warning to the folks supporting Referendum 74 is they have picked a fight like they've never seen before. The fight to protect marriage is not about money, it's about motivating Christians to get out and vote."

Amendments defining marriage as between one man and one woman or making gay marriage illegal have successfully passed in 32 of 32 attempts at the state level. Gay marriage is legal in six states.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; obama; sodomhusseinobama

1 posted on 10/26/2012 7:41:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 10/26/2012 7:43:03 PM PDT by narses
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Can he please just go away NOW?

3 posted on 10/26/2012 7:46:55 PM PDT by kimchi lover (Obyebye 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t this gay marriage position of Obama’s torquing-off a whole bunch of Black ministers?

4 posted on 10/26/2012 8:03:13 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: kimchi lover

This is all what Odumbo cares about aside from getting it on from behind by his butt buddy Reggie Love..making sure to fag up the army and allow fudegpacker weddings. The economy is dead last in his objectives.

5 posted on 10/26/2012 8:06:48 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Arm_Bears

We shal see where they stand in Nov.

6 posted on 10/26/2012 8:12:12 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: max americana

But isn’t he helping wedding planners, photographers, cake makers, Unitarian ministers and travel agents? LOL

7 posted on 10/26/2012 8:13:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If only he had been as devoted to saving an ambassador’s life.......

8 posted on 10/26/2012 8:13:35 PM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: SeekAndFind
i'm shocked...

9 posted on 10/26/2012 9:56:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

My God...he looks like Apophis in that picture, minus the armor.

10 posted on 10/26/2012 9:58:36 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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is Apophis queer also??? /s
11 posted on 10/26/2012 10:21:53 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

This should get more coverage on the blogs, fox, and the MSM. Because any reminder of O’s gay position will turn off voters. Spread the word!

12 posted on 10/26/2012 10:51:43 PM PDT by Hokestuk
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Deceived voters elected a queer and now that gay president endorses same sex marriage along w/the killing of babies. He murders four Patriotic Americans through no action. Barry hates America.

Satan has come to kill/rob/destroy. There should be no doubt Barry is a pawn of satan. Satan is the Father of liars. Because voters followed the wishes of satan, we are one nation under evil. We had a very short history of being the greatest nation on earth because satan hates anything that is good and he had many to bow to his wishes.

13 posted on 10/26/2012 11:52:54 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SeekAndFind
Does this mean Obama also endorses Polygamist Marriage and Incestuous Marriage as well?

If not, why? After all, it's all about being able to love anyone you want.

14 posted on 10/27/2012 12:22:19 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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Does this mean Obama also endorses Polygamist Marriage and Incestuous Marriage as well?

Why not marriage for pedophiles as well?? After all that is a "sexual orientation" isn't it?

Obama Gay Marriage, Obama Supports Gay Marriage

15 posted on 10/27/2012 4:01:51 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is very good news. It has not won anywhere and won’t win now. This could help in Maryland and Washington which is ify for Obama. This latest Gay “marriage” stunt will damage Obama with Blacks nationwide. As I said thai is very good news.

16 posted on 10/27/2012 8:24:03 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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In addition to everything else evil that the Fiend in Chief is doing.

17 posted on 10/28/2012 8:18:02 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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funny how he never mentions this issue when talking to black crowds or swing states .

Of course he supports it, the guy is the biggest fairy who has ever lived in our white house.

I;ve not seen the polls over this in those states but I ma hopeing that no states vote for their queer marriage because we all know that the homostapo and the media wil call that a massive victory and yet ignore most states which have said no to teir perverted agenda

18 posted on 10/29/2012 5:14:08 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Kickass Conservative

he should be asked that because I;m fed up of hearing equality, \when they use that word then they should support any marriage and I bet they do not.

typical hypocrites as usual

19 posted on 10/29/2012 5:15:47 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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