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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

Did he have a heart to heart with Larry Sinclair?


51 posted on 05/09/2012 12:00:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MrB

Didn’t it start with Kinsey’s report? Similar to the 99% vs 1%.


52 posted on 05/09/2012 12:01:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Lord God Almighty defined marriage in the very beginning there in the book of Genesis. All these thousands of years later He certainly isn’t going to revise the standard for a bunch of arrogant degenerates. We should take some peace and comfort that we stand on the right side of the equation set by Jehovah!


53 posted on 05/09/2012 12:01:38 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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His hardcore supporters would have voted for him even if he didn't "come out" and support perv marriage. But IMHO this will turn off some of the mushy sentimental ignorant people who voted for him. I think team Zero is getting a bit desperate. "Their knowledge is stolen by illusion" comes to mind. People who are desperate make stupid choices. Now, if we can only get a real conservative to run against him.

54 posted on 05/09/2012 12:01:58 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I remember O’Reilly over and over again before 2008 saying, “Obama is for traditional marriage”.

And I remember thinking, well Orally, that’s because you are dumb enough to believe what the man says, not follow what he does. Anyone with half a brain could see the man was progay anything.

I’ll bet Orally is also dumb enough to say Obama has “switched sides”. Hah.


55 posted on 05/09/2012 12:02:05 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained”

On who’s behalf are they fighting? This dude is certifiable.


56 posted on 05/09/2012 12:02:37 PM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: Obadiah

“Girls, your mom is a beard, and a ugly one at that....”


57 posted on 05/09/2012 12:02:37 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Barack you arrogant a$$hoele, you can’t define marriage, only the Bible can.


58 posted on 05/09/2012 12:03:22 PM PDT by freedom1st
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To: apillar
I'll volunteer to drive it home..


59 posted on 05/09/2012 12:03:22 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: nutmeg
'What credentials do his daughters have in this issue?'

Probably the same amount that Amy Carter had about nuclear war.

60 posted on 05/09/2012 12:03:44 PM PDT by JPG (A dyslexic man walks into a bra...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You know that he wanted to wait until after the election to announce that. I guess NC (and Biden) is forcing his hand.


61 posted on 05/09/2012 12:03:44 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: All

Too many politicians think think they can legislate a behavior into an imutable trait. Remember DC is a hedonistic city that makes Las Vegas blush.

This goes with politicians trying to blame other factors/people with their own personal conduct.


62 posted on 05/09/2012 12:03:47 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Spitting in the face of G-d Almighty...unbelievable!


63 posted on 05/09/2012 12:04:41 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Obadiah

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


64 posted on 05/09/2012 12:04:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: DBrow
I don’t think so. He’s running against a guy who forced gay marriage on Massachusetts by executive action. If Romney comes out and denounces Obama for supporting same-sex marriage, a trap can be sprung by going over the timeline and circumstances of what Romney did.

I bet Willard will also "evolve" his opinion and come out in favor of "gay marriage" in order to compete for the fag votes. That's what he does. That's what he's always done.
65 posted on 05/09/2012 12:05:00 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He just clinched the North Carolina vote.../sarc ha ha ha


66 posted on 05/09/2012 12:05:37 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: massgopguy
They already have 14,000 signatures to move the convention.

Oh, please, please, please, please!!!

Their convention will be a hastily-constructed mess and they'll piss off North Carolina, taking it out of play.

67 posted on 05/09/2012 12:05:57 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

68 posted on 05/09/2012 12:06:01 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Paladin2

Don’t forget Bo!


69 posted on 05/09/2012 12:06:25 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Satan agrees. Thanks for participating.


70 posted on 05/09/2012 12:06:25 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained”

On who’s behalf are they fighting? This dude is certifiable.


71 posted on 05/09/2012 12:07:05 PM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: tflabo
Most people do not understand what marriage even is, it is not a license but a covenant.
72 posted on 05/09/2012 12:07:21 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: kevcol

What do you conjecture might happen if Romney would say his position has “evolved” and he absolutely believes marriage is between a man and a woman?


73 posted on 05/09/2012 12:07:29 PM PDT by Ray'sBeth
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To: DBrow

so now Romney can evolve into protecting marriage.

then it will be survival of the genes with the most offspring.

obama has two daddies.

or

Romney has grandchildren.


74 posted on 05/09/2012 12:08:09 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: laweeks

conversations with . . . own daughters

Reminds me more and more of Carter every day....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7spOEfRN-0


75 posted on 05/09/2012 12:08:14 PM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts: If they had just kept hanging witches a bit longer...........)
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To: little jeremiah

That may be a price he’s willing to pay (foolishly willing) in order to raise more $$$ from the pervert lobby.


76 posted on 05/09/2012 12:08:57 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He lost, or is losing, the independents. All he’s got remaining is his base.


77 posted on 05/09/2012 12:09:11 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: Revolting cat!

No...even he’s not quite that stupid. I think this is about fundraising. Think about where the money is on the Democrat side.


78 posted on 05/09/2012 12:09:36 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: kevcol
I bet Willard will also "evolve" his opinion and come out in favor of "gay marriage"

Respectfully, I disagree. Romney actually wants to win (unlike McCain, Dole, Bush Sr), and he can read polls and the NC result.

His team has shown some good talent in the past few weeks for mocking the RATs. I'm looking forward to what they come up on his gay "marriage" bit.

79 posted on 05/09/2012 12:09:36 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: lacrew

Larry Sinclair agrees with your assessment LOL


80 posted on 05/09/2012 12:10:01 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jimbo123

That makes more sense and is far more believable than his “evolving view” claim!


81 posted on 05/09/2012 12:10:01 PM PDT by Sister_T
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prayers for our country. If enough of us petition, perhaps he will spare us his wrath.

This, and the abortion abomination, not to mention abundant idolatry ... I fear.


82 posted on 05/09/2012 12:10:03 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Bruinator

That was the big wow moment of this interview:

“think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf...”

Fighting on HIS behalf? Does this man’s narcissism have no bounds?


83 posted on 05/09/2012 12:10:37 PM PDT by tefis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Brilliant.

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.

He’s hoping the homosexual lobby can successfully attack the black voters who support Obammie the Commie, or he’s hoping that they will vote for him no matter what (because he’s black, oops, no one but he is allowed to mention that, right?), or he hopes the independents will swing left because of this and take up the slack.


84 posted on 05/09/2012 12:10:46 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: DBrow

“Marriage is an evolving paradigm.” —Margaret Marshall, Chief Justice, MA Supreme Court


85 posted on 05/09/2012 12:10:54 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Farmer Dean

what if it is michelle who plays for the other team?

(ala hillary?)


86 posted on 05/09/2012 12:11:13 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from ... his own vice president.

WTF?

A real leader would have put little jo in place a long time ago: "JOE, I'm the President so STFU and do as you are told."

87 posted on 05/09/2012 12:11:26 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Martin Tell

We need a candidate that uses ridicule like the perfect weapon that it is. The left cannot stand, and does not know how to respond to, ridicule.


88 posted on 05/09/2012 12:11:40 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What states that he won last time, will he probably lose over this?


89 posted on 05/09/2012 12:11:46 PM PDT by RushIsTheMan (Liberals lie)
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To: DBrow
He’s running against a guy who forced gay marriage on Massachusetts by executive action. If Romney comes out and denounces Obama for supporting same-sex marriage, a trap can be sprung by going over the timeline and circumstances of what Romney did.

Here's what Romney really did.

At the beginning of his governorship, Romney opposed same-sex marriage and civil unions, but advocated tolerance and supported some domestic partnership benefits.[144][152][153] Faced with the dilemma of choosing between same-sex marriage or civil unions after the November 2003 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision legalizing same-sex marriages (Goodridge v. Department of Public Health), Romney reluctantly backed a state constitutional amendment in February 2004 that would have banned same-sex marriage but still allow civil unions, viewing it as the only feasible way to ban same-sex marriage in Massachusetts.[154] In May 2004, Romney instructed town clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but citing a 1913 law that barred out-of-state residents from getting married in Massachusetts if their union would be illegal in their home state, no marriage licenses were to be issued to out-of-state same-sex couples not planning to move to Massachusetts.[152][155] In June 2005, Romney abandoned his support for the compromise amendment, stating that the amendment confused voters who oppose both same-sex marriage and civil unions.[152] Instead, Romney endorsed a petition effort led by the Coalition for Marriage & Family that would have banned same-sex marriage and made no provisions for civil unions.[152] In 2004 and 2006, he urged the U.S. Senate to vote in favor of the Federal Marriage Amendment.[156][157]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney

90 posted on 05/09/2012 12:11:46 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Way to pander to 3% of the population at the expense of the other 97%, Obama.


91 posted on 05/09/2012 12:12:25 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: NTegraT

Evolving = the liberal definition of “waffling”


92 posted on 05/09/2012 12:12:53 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So when is he coming out?


93 posted on 05/09/2012 12:12:53 PM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Labor Unions - check
Media - check
Trial Lawyers - check
Government Employees - check
EnviroNazis - check
Hollywood - check
Liberals - check
Communists - on the fence
Blacks - check
Homosexuals - check


94 posted on 05/09/2012 12:13:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: little jeremiah

I heard an ABC clip on FOX:

“The LGBT army, airforce, marines and sailors who fight for MEEEEEEEE!” POTUS 0h0m0,9/5/2012

Horrendous to say the least.


95 posted on 05/09/2012 12:13:28 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Proud of N.C. here, and a proud member of Knuckledraggers United ... LOL


96 posted on 05/09/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fudge Packers of the World Unite!


97 posted on 05/09/2012 12:14:04 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Ray'sBeth
What do you conjecture might happen if Romney would say his position has “evolved” and he absolutely believes marriage is between a man and a woman?

Some would believe that, many more would not (much like his stance on abortion: directly over the body of the dead fetus). I have no doubt Willard's camp is infested with gays who will push him to endorse "gay marriage" as that would be a huge win for them - both party nominees, and maintain their delusion that a majority of the USA agrees with them despite what they vote.
98 posted on 05/09/2012 12:14:25 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow. I bet he has the liberal gay vote locked up now.


99 posted on 05/09/2012 12:14:25 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: CaptainK

It probably didn’t make BO feel any better also knowing that a convict garnered 40% of the Democrat vote against him either.


100 posted on 05/09/2012 12:14:33 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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