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U.S. President Barack Obama expresses support for same-sex marriage
Agence France-Presse (AFP), via InterAksyon.com, reports that on Wednesday, May 9, U.S. President Barack Obama "became the first US president to say publicly he was in favor of same-sex marriage."
Published on: May 10, 2012 - 8:52am

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Agence France-Presse (AFP), via InterAksyon.com, reports that on Wednesday, May 9, U.S. President Barack Obama "became the first US president to say publicly he was in favor of same-sex marriage." The report noted that in an ABC News, Obama said, "I've just concluded, 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."

According to the AFP report, "Obama, who had previously backed strong protections for gay and lesbian couples, said his position had evolved partly after talking to his two daughters Malia and Sasha who had some friends who had same-sex parents."

For more on this story, read the AFP report posted on InterAksyon.com.

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4 Comments
  • Mark
    I have to agree with Genuine and Pilipino. I believe he has a good reason for saying his opinion about the issue.
    May 10 2012 @ 11:33am     Reply  
  • Pilipino
    I can not tell what is to happen but his statement might be taken negatively by people who think otherwise. It is not safe for him to be supportive of the issue. On second thought, he has the strength to voice out what he thinks is best
    May 10 2012 @ 11:05am     Reply  
  • Genuine
    Taking that stand on same-sex unions will definitely alienate Obama from America's Bible belt region and many independent conservatives whom he might need support from to prop up his tottering re-election bid later this year. He's crossed the line somewhere, and if he thinks Hollywood and a smattering of other liberals are enough for him to win a second term as world's most powerful man, he just might have another think coming.
    May 10 2012 @ 10:25am     Reply  
  • xoxo
    i dont know how i should feel about this
    May 10 2012 @ 09:08am     Reply  
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