Same-sex Marriage

3:59pm

Wed May 9, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama Gambles On Gay Marriage

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 8:35 pm

President Obama was on a TV monitor at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, a key historic site of the gay-rights movement.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

The 2012 presidential election was supposed to be about the economy, and even with President Obama's historic decision to make it known Wednesday that he supports same-sex marriage, that is still likely to be true.

But the president's decision to announce in an ABC News interview that he personally backs gay marriage could mean that at least one social issue may take a more prominent role in the election-year spotlight.

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3:24pm

Wed May 9, 2012
Politics

Andrew Sullivan On Obama's Support Of Gay Marriage

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 5:19 pm

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

For reaction now, we turn to writer and political blogger Andrew Sullivan. He is gay and married, and for years has been a leading advocate of same-sex marriage. He's the editor of the blog "The Dish" at The Daily Beast website. And, Andrew, I take it from what I've seen on your blog this afternoon you have mixed feelings about this development.

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1:00pm

Wed May 9, 2012
The Two-Way

President Obama: Same-Sex Couples Should Be Able To Wed

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 3:19 pm

President Barack Obama is seen on a monitor in the White House briefing room in Washington, Wednesday. President Barack Obama told an ABC interviewer that he supports gay marriage.
Carolyn Kaster AP

In an interview with ABC News, President Obama declared his support for gay marriage. This marks a departure from the president's previous stance, which has repeatedly been described as "evolving."

Here's the money quote from ABC's OTUS blog:

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5:44pm

Tue May 8, 2012
It's All Politics

Gay Marriage Referendum Drives High Turnout In North Carolina

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 8:37 am

North Carolina voters decided to rewrite the state constitution, passing an amendment that makes the only recognized, domestic legal union a marriage between a man and a woman.

The AP made that projection based on an actual tally of votes. With 35 percent of the vote counted, 58 percent of those casting ballots voted in favor of the amendment, making North Carolina the 30th state to adopt such a measure.

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9:34am

Tue May 8, 2012

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