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Obama: 'I think same sex couples should be able to get married'
MSNBC ^ | 5/9/12 | Michael O'Brien

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: couples; homosexualagenda; married; obama; samesexmarriage; sex
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1 posted on 05/09/2012 12:49:33 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

He’s just a Sweet Transvestite!

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2 posted on 05/09/2012 12:51:26 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

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.


3 posted on 05/09/2012 12:51:46 PM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: Nachum

OK! Mr. Obama is finished evolving! Oh, boy! Oh, girl! Oh, er...

Never mind.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 12:52:10 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Nachum
Note to Obama: Marriage is a State issue not Federal.
5 posted on 05/09/2012 12:52:44 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Nachum

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.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 12:56:05 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Nachum

Mr. Obama, welcome to the fringe.

I hope you enjoy the stay.

Desperation brings out the best in people.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 12:56:38 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Nachum

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.


8 posted on 05/09/2012 12:56:48 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: techcor

Expand/explain please...

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”?


9 posted on 05/09/2012 12:58:32 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: Nachum
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10 posted on 05/09/2012 1:02:04 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: MrB

Bingo. Yep, exactly. Couldn’t have put it better myself.


11 posted on 05/09/2012 1:02:25 PM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: Nachum

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.


12 posted on 05/09/2012 1:05:24 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Nachum

So, Bathhouse Barry falls out of the steam room...finally.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 1:09:13 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Mikey_1962

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.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 1:09:24 PM PDT by Sam Clements
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To: Nachum

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.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 1:11:41 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Nachum

More political pandering by the panderer in chief. No surprises at all with this guy.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 1:12:24 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Nachum

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.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 1:12:28 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Nachum

My favorite line was about the gay and lesbian service men and women fighting, “on MY behalf” around the world.


18 posted on 05/09/2012 1:14:54 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Nachum

I would trade gay marriage for outlawed abortion in a heartbeat.


19 posted on 05/09/2012 1:15:17 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Nachum

Well, that’s it for him, then. Idiots believe their own polls, which they should know are slanted in their favor.


20 posted on 05/09/2012 1:16:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Nachum
"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."

Has he told the Wookie that he's getting divorced, yet?

21 posted on 05/09/2012 1:16:36 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: outofsalt

“when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on MY behalf and yet feel constrained...”
Somehow, it’s always about him.


22 posted on 05/09/2012 1:19:40 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: outofsalt
Follow the money

1 in 6 Bundler told him no cash unless he said this before they gave him a dime.

23 posted on 05/09/2012 1:24:37 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Nachum; All
obozo should start officiating gay weddings in the White House to show how fabulous they and he are. It could be weekly to help the country “evolve”. Maybe raffle off honeymoon nights in the Lincoln bedroom to help raise money for his sodo-friendly reelection campaign.

I'm so sick of this pathetic twisted looser. This sodo-commie POS has to go.

24 posted on 05/09/2012 1:24:55 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available 4 FREE at CpForLife.org)
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To: outofsalt

What in the world are all the Catholic Hispanic voters do now?

Do they vote for the person given them free stuff, or against the will of their God?

This “should” at least lower his % of Hispanic support by 10%.


25 posted on 05/09/2012 1:27:04 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: Sooth2222

why does michell want to marry hillary?


26 posted on 05/09/2012 1:29:01 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Nachum
For some reason centrist voters go apeshit over this sort of stuff, calling trying to stop civil unions as trying to “legislate in their bedroom”. Otherwords, most voters are scared of social conservatives.
27 posted on 05/09/2012 1:31:19 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: ColdOne

While he is at it, why doesn’t he come out and advocate multiple wives, like other Muslim leaders...come on OUT of the Closet Mr. Hussein.....


28 posted on 05/09/2012 1:31:33 PM PDT by rovenstinez (u)
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To: Nachum

Of course, zero believes in “gay” marriage——the destruction of the meaning and twisting of words is the Marxist method-—to destroy the idea of “the laws of nature and nature’s God” our very Constituiton.......

...to destroy the natural family as we knew it for thousands of years in all cultures. Why? Because the Marxist in Chief has to destroy Virtue and morality in children by normalizing the behavior—to create a mass of useful idiots that can no longer use logic and reason which is derived from the Laws of Nature.

If sodomy is “good”, then what possibly can be evil. Destroys all sexual morality—the easiest way to collapse societies. (Freud).

Marx hates God and the family. His radical egalitarianism demands no differences—including the logical scientific and biological ones of man and women. It is to destroy the concept of God the Father-—the Designer—The Lawgiver—so that Zero can be god and decide Right and Wrong for the masses of slaves. Homosexual “marriage” is being forced on our children as “normal” and “sodomy is good” also, especially in MSM like Glee. Sick ideas are posited in children’s minds to form their godless/atheist worldview.

There can be no Supra Positive Laws in zero’s godless world which is Hitler and Stalin and Mao’s societies.


29 posted on 05/09/2012 1:31:48 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Nachum

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

Enough about my opinions on homosexualists and the honorable estate of marriage.
Let’s talk about me and some guys who, well—frankly I’m not worthy of licking their boots clean, but I thought I’d drag them into this as I always do when I’m making a bold decision following weeks of indecision accompanied by nagging and browbeating by my keepers and gays with deep pockets.
Many years ago I was born when a bright star appeared in the Heavens, and delivered in a manger in, well, you know where I’m going! Ha ha ha.
And we were visited by three old white guys who brought some cool stuff and when I was 12 I taught the elders logic and quantum mechanics, and began drafting autobiographical books on myself and my struggles and .....


30 posted on 05/09/2012 1:34:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (Put some ice on it Ricardo.)
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To: Nachum

How is he going to explain this to Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud?


31 posted on 05/09/2012 1:35:02 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: skinndogNN

not even about religion.

What about people with children?

What about parents who want to be grandparents?

What about retired (democrat) people who need children to be born to pay into social security?

What about business people who will have to pay for the private sexual recreation of their employees? (healthcare costs etc?)

What about the whole slew of dollar costs to society in general which have to be undertaken to accomodate homosexuals’ short attention spans?


32 posted on 05/09/2012 1:43:28 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Nachum

Judges 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.


33 posted on 05/09/2012 1:49:55 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Nachum

The entire “same sex marriage” message is nothing more than an attack on Christianity. Obama has no problem with this stand. He does not believe in the Bible or Christianity. Do liberal Christians need any more proof?


34 posted on 05/09/2012 1:51:27 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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”

They continue to believe their own propaganda. Voters continue to overwhelmingly reject this “obamanation”


35 posted on 05/09/2012 1:58:17 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Nachum
'I think same sex couples should be able to get married'

And I think BO ought to be impeached, removed from office, tried and convicted for treason, and shot by a firing squad up against a concrete wall in downtown Raleigh.

But neither of those things are going to happen in my state.

36 posted on 05/09/2012 2:09:32 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Nachum

Yep! Still as queer as a $3.00 bill.


37 posted on 05/09/2012 2:11:28 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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'I think same sex couples should be able to get married'

And I think BO ought to be impeached, removed from office, tried and convicted for treason, and shot by a firing squad up against a concrete wall in downtown Raleigh.

But neither of those things are going to happen in my state.

38 posted on 05/09/2012 2:11:32 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Nachum

Of course Obammy is for gay marriage. He’s married to a man after all ain’t he?


39 posted on 05/09/2012 2:17:28 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Nachum
Obama: 'I think same sex couples should be able to get married'

Jesus Christ: "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." (Leviticus 20:13)

40 posted on 05/09/2012 2:22:25 PM PDT by nonsporting
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This malignant tumor has just told every child in America that it’s okay, and even normal, to be gay.

He has told every boy that it’s acceptable to stick their penis into the butts of their buddies, as well as every other perverted gay behavior.

Pervert in Chief Obama has just told our children that the marriage of their own mom and dad, is no different than the perversion of gays.

— My country is gone.


41 posted on 05/09/2012 3:07:40 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Nachum
Bill Clinton is laughing his butt off. It really galls him to be remembered as the POTUS who who created a new noun: Lewinsky. If Obama keeps this up, BC is going to be remembered as the POTUS who was a hundred times more savvy than his first Dem successor. Who would have imagined it would take the first (real) black POTUS to finally improve Clinton's legacy?

Re: Biden, it's looked for a long time as if his mind is going. I've seen it said that Biden is acting like a doofus to make it easier to replace him on the ticket. No way. He will voluntarily leave his heartbeat-away-from-the-Oval-Office slot dead before he'll leave voluntarily. He loves the spotlight, and ex-VEEPs don't get a whole lot of it. Plus it appears he's already been approached, and his reply said it all: “people...knew Obama was straight”.

If that wasn't a warning shot across Obama’s bow I don't know what would be. It's as if Slow Joe out and out said, ‘People knew—or *thought* they knew, Obama is straight. Kick me off the ticket, and I'll set the record straight.’

I.e.: Biden knows some low down/down low, and is not afraid to use it. I do, btw, realize that the quote in context might seem less threatening. I contend, however, that no Dem who's been in DC as long as Slow Joe uses the word ‘straight’ w’out reference to sexual preference.

Exact quote: “People knew Barack was really bright, they knew Barack was straight, they knew Barack was a different kind of politician.”

42 posted on 05/09/2012 4:22:15 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Nachum

“Obama: Teachings Of Jesus Christ Helped Change My Mind on Gay Marriage”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2881888/posts

“W.H.: Biden forced Obama’s hand on gay marriage”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881857/posts

“Obama: ‘I think same sex couples should be able to get married’”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881783/posts

So which is it?


43 posted on 05/09/2012 7:45:15 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum

My post #43, and here’s another one:

“President Obama says Sasha and Malia influenced his stance on same-sex marriage”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881906/posts

As I said in Post #43 “So which is it?”


44 posted on 05/09/2012 8:00:00 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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