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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.”

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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: MrB

Exactly, Mr. B. I think that some of Romney’s folks have been reading their Alinsky very carefully.

121 posted on 05/09/2012 12:20:24 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: melancholy

They literally broke into regular programming on NBC to announce this - absurd.

This is entirely about the fact that the homosexual community was sitting on checks. However, Obama will pay a price for this w independents, Catholics, and Hispanics.

He is now toast in NC, the convention is going to be a disaster. Also hurts Obama in PA, NM, NV, possibly Iowa.

122 posted on 05/09/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: kevcol

Willard’s always been for fag marriage. That is why we need a REVOLUTION AT THE CONVENTION!!!

List Attorneys, Law Professors, Leaders Declaring: Romney forced same-sex marriage on Massachusetts ^

Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2012 11:40:34 AM by SoConPubbie

-Romney willfully authorized tax-funded elective abortions

123 posted on 05/09/2012 12:21:20 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: wolfman23601
Since Romney als supports gay marriage, I don’t see how this is a nail in his coffin... or even a factor at all.

Romney has an out; which he's been consistent on from the get go. He'll say that yes he did do it in Mass., as the governor, and that it is a state issue, and the Federal government has no business in it. That will put the ball back into obama's court. He either agrees with state sovereignty, or he says that the Federal government's wishes are more important than the states.

How well do you think either one of those answers will go over with certain portions of the population?

124 posted on 05/09/2012 12:21:54 PM PDT by Turbo Pig ( close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Paladin2

Probably be able to marry Moochelle.

125 posted on 05/09/2012 12:22:04 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Obama was going to be outed by his own people if he didn’t go on the record supporting it today. Blackmail, democrat style.

126 posted on 05/09/2012 12:22:36 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: apillar

Did he think the queers WERE NOT going to vote for him?

Or was the largely-gay Mainstream media pressuring him??

127 posted on 05/09/2012 12:22:53 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Ditto

Romney did not have to do anything. Goodrich unconstitutionally (MA Constitution) instructed the legislature to change the marriage laws, which they refused to do. Should have been the end of the issue, but Mitt sprang to the rescue!

As I stated above, no mass laws changed.

128 posted on 05/09/2012 12:23:11 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: edcoil
Here in CA we voted for Prop 8 yet the legislator still passes laws for tyranny of the minority.

Prop 8 passed with support of 80% of blacks.

Odumbo knows they will still vote for him because, despite being 1/2 white he is still considered black.

129 posted on 05/09/2012 12:23:19 PM PDT by South40
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Nothing will stop blacks from voting for Obama. NOTHING! In the end (no pun intended) I think this will hurt Obama more than help him. Did he miss the NC election results yesterday or something or is he just doing his ‘reverse parallel universe’ stuff again?

130 posted on 05/09/2012 12:23:31 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Barry comes out of the closet for NAMBLA. Surprise, surprise.

131 posted on 05/09/2012 12:23:56 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: DBrow
This may be an Obama strategery, to make Mitt flip on this topic.

No, they made another mistake that helps Romney more than they thought. See my post upthread.

132 posted on 05/09/2012 12:23:56 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: eyedigress
The point is:

How does one define incest wrt happy marriages?

133 posted on 05/09/2012 12:24:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: melancholy

He’s brain damaged and stupid. If he didn’t have a teleprompter with stuff written by other people he’d be drooling and talking baby talk.

Team Zero is desperate, this is clear evidence.

This is a great term, I needed a laugh!!!:

“fag co-chairthing”

134 posted on 05/09/2012 12:24:36 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Martin Tell
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.

You are dead on that his positions evolve at the same rate the polling data translates...BUT, remember he never wanted his gay foreign policy advisor (and maybe his SOS/NSA apparent) to quit the team even after the outcry. My thought is that Willard & co will calculate that even if he does come out in favor of "gay marriage" the net gain in votes will offset the net loss. He's already trampled Conservatives and given them the finger. Hell, all the ABO voters will apparently vote for him no matter what he does...
135 posted on 05/09/2012 12:25:06 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: I still care

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

You are correct!

136 posted on 05/09/2012 12:25:10 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: wolfcreek

Van Jones said something on TeeVee not along ago that blacks would vote for Zero even if Zero came out as “gay” or words to that effect.

Year, right...many would not!

137 posted on 05/09/2012 12:25:44 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Paladin2

You don’t. The dog is in play at this point.

138 posted on 05/09/2012 12:26:21 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Maryhere

At least the convict is not a mentally ill sex pervert (afawk).

139 posted on 05/09/2012 12:26:21 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: jimbo123

Oh, then this is going to get interesting.

Now, I know Matt Drudge but who’s Matt Rhoades?

140 posted on 05/09/2012 12:26:50 PM PDT by Sister_T
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