Obama Says Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

Same-Sex Marriage 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’s Robin Roberts, President Obama said that he supports same-sex marriage. The president said:

“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.”

The president stressed that this is a personal position, and that he still supports the concept of states deciding the issue on their own. But he said he’s confident that more Americans will grow comfortable with gays and lesbians getting married, citing his own daughters’ comfort with the concept.

“It’s interesting, some of this is also generational,” the president continued. “You know when I go to college campuses, sometimes I talk to college Republicans who think that I have terrible policies on the economy, on foreign policy, but are very clear that when it comes to same sex equality or, you know, sexual orientation that they believe in equality. They are much more comfortable with it. You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.”

The announcement completes a turnabout for the president, who has opposed gay marriage throughout his career in national politics. In 1996, as a state Senate candidate, he indicated support for gay marriage in a questionnaire, but Obama aides later disavowed it and said it did not reflect the candidate’s position.

ABC News

  1. Oscar Akom Reply

    Inshort am not in support of that, Obama is not well he should go to hospital

  2. 'deji Reply

    Now that the masquerade has removed his veil, the charade is over!

  3. Abusurayya Reply

    Why this? This young man did u knw d consequences? Did u ask d doctors? Wat type of religion do u practice? Did ur religion allow this? Where u born through same sex marriage? Did ur parliament agree to this? Have u prepared the answer dat u are going to 2 answer infront of ur LORD? All these are simple question dat u need 2 ask urself

  4. eke Reply

    obama,change of stance on gay married is disspiriting ! all because US election Is around corner ! i’m now sure that the US also have the ‘do or die’ mentality in thier politics as well. what a shame!

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  6. Sunday meshach Reply

    I don’t like obama’s initiative. It shouldn’t be legalize but those who want to practice it should go ahead.

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