President Barack Obama affirmed his support for gay marriage on Wednesday. The big news here is that he actually used the word marriage--not civil union. "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a 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," President Obama told ABC News' Robin Roberts in an interview scheduled to appear on "Good Morning America" Thursday.
President Obama Affirms His Support for Same Sex Marriage
President Barack Obama affirmed his support for gay marriage on Wednesday. The big news here is that he actually used the word marriage--not civil union.
Image: (Robin Roberts sits across from President Barack Obama. Photo: White House/Pete Souza)