President Obama voices support for same-sex marriage

President Obama voices support for same-sex marriage

POSTED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 3:52pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 6:13pm

President Barack Obama, who previously said his views on the issue were "evolving," said Wednesday he supports same-sex marriage.

"At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to affirm same-sex couples should be able to get married," Obama said in an interview with ABC News.

Obama was "disappointed" by Tuesday's vote on the issue in North Carolina, which he described as discriminatory against gays and lesbians, a spokesman said earlier Wednesday.

North Carolina voted to implement a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, which was already prohibited in the state. Supporters of the measure pushed for the constitutional amendment, arguing that it was needed to ward off future legal challenges.

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He is the most liberal president ever to be elected. Why is this a surprise?

So he basically waited for what the polls indicated he should stand, ala Clinton, instead of standing on principles.

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