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May 9th, 2012
03:50 PM ET

Obama says he supports same-sex marriage

By CNN Wire staff

(CNN) - President Barack Obama, who previously said his views on the issue were "evolving," said Wednesday that he supports same-sex 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 said in an interview with ABC News.

The president once opposed same-sex marriage.

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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  1. hamsta

    The only thing obama is evolving into is hitler. obama supports the occupy movement. the occupy movement promotes socialism. socialism supports greece. in greece the socialists promote hatred to the jews and aryan (white) supremacy. obama is evolving into hitle. dont think thats possible? hitler was half jewish and obama is only half black.

    May 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeSmitters

      Okay...you're using the internet. Terrorists use the internet. Therefore, you support terrorists! GET HAMSTA!

      May 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. hamsta

    Just gives america 1 more reason to vote obama out of office. marriage is an agreement between 1 woman 1 man and 1 God. government has no place in that agreement.

    May 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nkosie

      Yes! Bed-Stuy has to fill out the papers hoveewr we self-idenify @ Vettievette labels do make a difference, because census results are used to redraw congressional districts with racial and ethnic balance I was told that we should either check more that one race categories or write in “multiracial,” depending on how we self-identify.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bubba

    Obama is doing the flip flop again.. see the article online @ USA TODAY. note his other positions over the years. He's pandering to the left , in hopes of gaining votes. Shamefull

    May 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |