Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Obama: "Gay Marriage Should Be Legal"

President Obama became the first U.S. president to endorse gay marriage, stating to ABC News today that it "should be legal."

"I think same sex-couples should be able to get married," Obama told ABC's Good Morning America.

After years of what he had called an "evolving" view of the issues, Obama claimed that family and friends gradually persuaded him that gay couples should be treated the same way as married ones.

Obama declared he changed his views in part because of the "incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships" he has seen among friends and staff.

Obama revealed that his views also changed as he worked to end the military ban on gays, the former policy known as "don't ask, don't tell."

"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 quoted as saying.

What do you think?

Should gay marriage be legalized?

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