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Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage
ABC OTUS News ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rick Klein

Posted on 05/09/2012 11:43:02 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Obama today announced that he now supports

same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure

from the Democratic base and even his own vice president.

In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president

described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place,

based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian

service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters.

"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, in an interview to appear on ABC’s “Good Morning

America” Thursday. Excerpts of the interview will air tonight on ABC’s “World

News with Diane Sawyer.”

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho2012; bhohomosexualagenda; democrats; gayvote; homobama; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; moralabsolutes; obama; obamatruthfile; reggielove; samesexmarriage
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He always has been, this is just yet another miscalculated political move on his part.


201 posted on 05/09/2012 1:05:24 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: apillar

The way the anti-God creep talks about Jesus is nauseating, he infers that Jesus would agree with sodomite marriage. Apparently the dunce never read this verse.

In Matthew Ch. 19 and Mark Ch. 10, Jesus says, “A man shall leave his family and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one.” He doesn’t say two men, two women, two people, a man and three women, a woman and her dog, etc.


202 posted on 05/09/2012 1:05:34 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: kevcol

Stop discussing fantasies about Romney. As of one hour ago he stated his “unequivocal” stand that marriage is between a man and woman only. Others have posted here how gay marriage was passed in Mass. Over his objection, followed by analyses here of how he somehow should have ignored the Mass. Supreme court, etc.

Romney opposes same sex marriage, Obama supports same sex marriage.


203 posted on 05/09/2012 1:05:43 PM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s just trying to hold a handful of states (Cal, Oregon, Wash, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York) so that he doesn’t get crushed worse than McGovern or Mondale did.


204 posted on 05/09/2012 1:06:59 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Need to ask Obama’s press secretary where he stands on pederasty... or is that position still evolving?
205 posted on 05/09/2012 1:07:12 PM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Brookhaven

Exactly!


206 posted on 05/09/2012 1:09:19 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Williams
Stop discussing fantasies about Romney. As of one hour ago he stated his “unequivocal” stand...

Yah, we know what that's worth..
207 posted on 05/09/2012 1:10:06 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place...

Funny, I would have described his so-called "thought process" as a "cynically crafted lie"...

208 posted on 05/09/2012 1:12:04 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does that mean he is coming out of closet LOL!


209 posted on 05/09/2012 1:12:10 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Williams
"Others have posted here how gay marriage was passed in Mass. Over his objection..."

What a terribly impotent Governor Romney must have been.

...why, that darn Massachusetts "made" Mitt do all sorts of things that he was against. *(snort)

210 posted on 05/09/2012 1:12:31 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: melancholy

Marriage is between one man and one woman,It’s not a conservative view but a true American view give it back soon.

Now he states this around the world then this can be used against him to many in certain communities.

For instance is a black person states they are going to vote for obama then I’ll be saying”really wow I had no idea you were for homosexuals to be married and thus teach homosexual sex t little kids in the schools”

Rest assured that while i ma not typing on here due to no PC I am getting out our message.

Good luck to all and don’t be fooled by this corrupt pro homo, cross dressing media as every state which votes, states they want normal marriage.
Marriage equality ARF then should a man marry two women, all about equality and right you know.
The word equality is a cop out and one which sounds good but then if they want equality in marriage then don’t stop at same sex, have relatives, more than one spouse etc

ARF

Right have to give this thing back and in the mean time I have to save more pennies to get myself a new PC


211 posted on 05/09/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Ditto

This was settled four years ago when Romney ran the first time. Unlike what is stated in your quote, the Mass Court did not legalize gay marriage. All their decision did was order the Mass legislature to change the law on the books that prohibited gays from marrying. Even the Mass Court in its orders stated it could not constitutionally change the law itself. But the legislature didn’t do anything. So it was Romney to the rescue for the gays. He ordered the Justices of the peace and the clerks to marry gays, or they would be fired. No law was changed by the legislature which is what the Mass Court had demanded.

But the quote correctly stated that Romney was reluctant about backing a state constitutional amendment defending marriage. They asked him about supporting one in 2002 when something could have been done, but he refused saying that it would be too extreme a measure. He later changed his mind and reluctantly supported one in 2004, but since gay marriage had already been instituted by him, it was too late. The damage had already been done. Once Romney gave the gays what they wanted, the democrats who controlled the Mass legislature saw no need to do anything more. To this day the legislature has not allowed the people of Mass to decide anything. So by Romney’s executive order we have gay marriage in Massachusetts.

And regardless of what the liberal Wikipedia has to say, Mitt Romney is the real reason there is gay marriage in Massachusetts today.


212 posted on 05/09/2012 1:13:53 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: lacrew

Personally he strike me as the “Woman” in the relationship if you know what I mean LOL!


213 posted on 05/09/2012 1:14:05 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: MrB
“Project 10” has been around for a long time. It’s the method of “jamming” that the left uses to impose their worldview whenever possible. The idea was to assert, at any given opportunity, that 10% of the population are homos.

Gallup polling recently showed that on average U.S. citizens think 20% of the population is homosexual. Their article explained this was a massive overestimation since other polling shows the actual homosexual population is around 2% I think it was. So "Project 10" has been a smashing success 2 times over.

214 posted on 05/09/2012 1:14:10 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: little jeremiah

A very high percentage of Blacks voted ‘for’ the amendment in NC to ban Gay marriage.

VJ is FOS.


215 posted on 05/09/2012 1:16:25 PM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: WashingtonSource

North Carolina is gone. Obama will lose every Southern state, including, Virginia, Florida and Texas. And....his losses of other states mount as every day passes. Remember, I predicted a few days back, Obama will only carry between eight to twelve states and lose the POTUS in a landslide defeat. He is on his way to a massive defeat. And....even better....he will take many other Democrat political hacks with him.


216 posted on 05/09/2012 1:18:37 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"...the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters..."

Well, not everybody believes in evolution, Mr. Zero.

Furthermore, some of us call that "place" Sodom, and you know what happened to it?

As for coming to this..."place" after consulting your daughters, who are 13 and 10 years old -- I trust they know as much about homosexuality as Amy Carter did about nuclear weapons?

217 posted on 05/09/2012 1:21:54 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (Non-compliant, not govt-issued, and not voting for Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf ...

What an incredible ego.

218 posted on 05/09/2012 1:22:52 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
One of the first truthful statements he's ever made in his life.

Do we all understand that he need to go??

219 posted on 05/09/2012 1:23:09 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: SevenofNine
"Personally he strike me as the “Woman” in the relationship if you know what I mean LOL!"

Have you seen the video of his sons with Mike Wallace? "Bi" comes to mind with at least half of them. There is no doubt there is a genetic link to some serious gay traits going on here. Also some highly publicized artificial insemination with at least one of the Romney offshoots.

I'm sure it will all be made abundantly clear, after Mitt is President, in which case I predict a surprise(!) revelation or two in the GOP future. (That's progress in the direction of demoralization of the USA, whether you have an "R" or a "D"..ain't it grand, gay and flamboyant.)

220 posted on 05/09/2012 1:26:13 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

You have ALL of them together except the bicycle.
Thanks!


221 posted on 05/09/2012 1:28:29 PM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Amazing. Just amazing. Obama for once has chosen to speak honestly. He must really be in trouble.


222 posted on 05/09/2012 1:30:50 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Amazing. Just amazing. Obama for once has chosen to speak honestly. He must really be in trouble.


223 posted on 05/09/2012 1:31:03 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: steve86

I sure hope you left off a sarc tag. Conservatives support the right of parents to discuss sex education with their children and have the nanny state butt the hell out of their business.


224 posted on 05/09/2012 1:31:43 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Flip-flopper.


225 posted on 05/09/2012 1:32:11 PM PDT by kabar
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To: DBrow
He’s running against a guy who forced gay marriage on Massachusetts by executive action.

How so?

226 posted on 05/09/2012 1:34:21 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Bob Buchholz; GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
*cough* (I won't even post the image...just a link)

http://www.larazon.com.ar/interesa/OBAMA-CHAVEZ-POLEMICA-CAMPANA-BENETTON_IECIMA20111116_0048_13.jpg
227 posted on 05/09/2012 1:34:36 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: apillar

you beat me to it!!!! Now to have ROMNEY come out against it..........or? If Romney sides with Obama, ( which I hope he doesn’t!!!)

we have lost our country. GOD HELP US!


228 posted on 05/09/2012 1:36:08 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: longtermmemmory

Amen to that. I am so SICK of the movement to equate skin color with sexual choices.


229 posted on 05/09/2012 1:37:12 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama has just alienated the 10% Christian Conservative Democrats for a 1% gay vote he already had.
230 posted on 05/09/2012 1:37:40 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: Jess Kitting

This is a desperation move.

The gays were going nuclear over the NC vote yesterday, especially in light of the fact that the ‘Rat convention is to be held in NC this summer.

Somebody had to go under the bus. It was either to be the socially conservative Democrats or the gays. Obama chose to keep the gays and dump the socially conservative Democrats.

We will see in November how well this plays out in NC, FL, OH, PA, NH, IA, WI, MI, NM, CO, and NV.


231 posted on 05/09/2012 1:38:58 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We really need to challenge this strawman about gay marriage being like civil rights. gay is not a visible trait, personally, I don’t care what form of sex people choose to have or whom they cohabitate with as long as it is within the law. There is no such thing as discrimination against gay people, there is however an adversion to certain life styles, so what’s next if you don’t like the hip hop lifestyle of the youngsters that wear hoodies and pants down to their knees are you guily of a hate crime?

You cannot discrimate against gay people if you have no idea that they are gay, why does this group feel the need to impose their sexuality on the rest of the population?


232 posted on 05/09/2012 1:40:37 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Obama reelection means the end of America.)
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To: Earthdweller

Yes the State Supreme Court controls the law, your answer is rather uninformed. But help Obama get elected and you can have the US Supreme Court mandate gay marriage nation wide. Then you can snort about that, too.


233 posted on 05/09/2012 1:42:16 PM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: tobyhill
"Obama has just alienated the 10% Christian Conservative Democrats for a 1% gay vote he already had. "

Obama lost part of that 10% when he very visibly back stabbed the Catholic Church on the abortion issue. If he losses the gays to "MA" Romney, he is toast.

234 posted on 05/09/2012 1:42:42 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

he has always supported it


235 posted on 05/09/2012 1:42:44 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: wolfman23601
RE :”Since Romney als supports gay marriage, I don’t see how this is a nail in his coffin... or even a factor at all.

Unlike Obama, Romney will wait till AFTER the election to fess up, He is not counting on donations from donors that demand he admit it.

236 posted on 05/09/2012 1:43:01 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: kabar

Massachusetts got gay marriage when Romney changed the forms and instructed town clerks and JP’s to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The legislature refused to act on the unconstitutional Goodrich decision, but Romney made it happen through his own executive actions.

No law changed, the MA laws on marriage now are the same as they were before Mitt acted.


237 posted on 05/09/2012 1:43:13 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow

“He’s running against a guy who forced gay marriage on Massachusetts by executive action.”

I am not sure what “executive action” you are referring to.
The Supreme Court of Massachusetts are the entity that established gay marriage in Massachusetts.


238 posted on 05/09/2012 1:44:13 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: tobyhill
Obama has just alienated the 10% Christian Conservative Democrats for a 1% gay vote he already had.

I think it was a desperation move that will backfire on Hussein. But the calculation involves more than just numbers of individuals in each category.

Gays are wealthier, more productive, better connected and more activist than Christian Conservative Democrats. They are very much single-issue voters and they were working up a big ol' gay hissy fit over the NC vote yesterday. Christian Conservative Democrats include many blacks who might stay on the plantation for the black President in spite of the gay.

239 posted on 05/09/2012 1:46:15 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How much courage does it really take? He already supports a woman being able to murder her unborn child. Whats homosexual marriage got on that extreme and sick position?


240 posted on 05/09/2012 1:46:35 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Barak is one of those “Down Low” Brothas


242 posted on 05/09/2012 1:48:32 PM PDT by Married with Children
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Barak is one of those “Down Low” Brothas


243 posted on 05/09/2012 1:48:32 PM PDT by Married with Children
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama sold his soul for a vote.....actually he’s the devil himself!!!


244 posted on 05/09/2012 1:50:11 PM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

“The day after NC, which went heavily for Obammie the Commie in 2008, trounced gay marriage...not just in a piece of common legislation but in their state constitution.”


I have to correct you... I’m from NC, and we did not go “heavily for Obama in 2008.” Obama eked out a win here... it was so close between he and McCain that it took a day or so, after the election to find out who won.


245 posted on 05/09/2012 1:50:37 PM PDT by Southnsoul
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To: Earthdweller

Whats a conservative democrat? Isnt that an extinct species?


246 posted on 05/09/2012 1:50:58 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Paladin2

Will Zer0’s daughters be able to marry each other?

by the time they are ready to get married the family pet may be legal for one of them to marry.

247 posted on 05/09/2012 1:51:09 PM PDT by kempster (HIPPO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No Surprise!

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248 posted on 05/09/2012 1:53:14 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: jimbo123

Blackmailed by his own base. Support it or be outed. Grab the popcorn!


You NAILED IT!!!!

You can be a closeted gay UNLESS YOU GO AGAINST THE AGENDA. Romney is OK to most gays. They don’t have to vote Obama. They would have NO TROUBLE outing Obama either. One whiff to the media that it’s OK and you would see the kind of vetting George Bush would have gotten if he had slept his way through gay bars in his 20s.

(I hope they make him jump through MORE gay hoops. He spoke today like a man with a hood on and Khalid Sheik Mohammed beside him with a machete.)


249 posted on 05/09/2012 1:53:14 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I was just invited on TV to discuss this tomorrow!


250 posted on 05/09/2012 1:54:55 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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