Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Obama

  • (CBS News) President Obama endorsed same-sex marriage Wednesday, just hours after North Carolina adopted a constitutional amendment to ban it -- one of 41 states where same-sex marriage is illegal.
  • (CBS News)
  • With those 10 words, Mr. Obama finally stopped temporizing and "evolving" his position on same-sex marriage and took the moral high ground on what may be the great civil rights struggle of our time.
  • (New York Times)
  • On the fence no longer, President Barack Obama declared his unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, a historic announcement that gave the polarizing social issue a more prominent role in the 2012 race for the White House.
  • (AP - msnbc.com)
  • WASHINGTON - On the fence no longer, President Barack Obama declared his unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, a historic announcement that gave the polarizing social issue a more prominent role in the 2012 race for the White House.
  • (Newsday)
  • "THE FREEDOM TO MARRY has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men." So wrote Chief Justice Earl Warren in the 1967 ruling in Loving v.
  • (Washington Post)
  • VALPARAISO, Ind. -- President Barack Obama and his presumptive Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, can take a few lessons from veteran Sen. Richard Lugars loss in Indianas GOP primary.
  • (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • As of Wednesday, President Obama now openly supports gay marriage. North Carolina voters, just a day earlier, decided by a wide margin to amend their constitution to ban gay marriage and civil unions.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama honored Burt Bacharach and Hal David on Wednesday night as two kings of songwriting, presenting them the nations highest prize for popular music at the White House.
  • (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  • This story has been updated. President Obama may clarify his views on same-sex marriage Wednesday in an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts.
  • (Washington Post)

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