Same Sex Marriage Articles

Should Romney Retrench on Gay Marriage?

8:00 AM, May 11, 2012

Now that President Obama has announced that, having been for gay marriage (in 1996) before he was against it (in 2004 and 2008), he’s now for it again (in 2012), the Wall Street Journal editorial board comes perilously close to suggesting that Mitt Romney should change his position on the issue.

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Obama on Biden: 'Got Out a Little Bit Over His Skis'

8:00 AM, May 10, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden is at least part of the reason President Barack Obama came out in favor of same sex marriage yesterday, the president admitted in the interview on the issue with ABC's Robin Roberts:

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Obama on Gay Marriage: I Support it, and Support States Banning it

7:42 AM, May 10, 2012

This morning on ABC, President Obama said that he thinks same sex marriage should be allowed. "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," the president said.

But he also reaffirmed his belief that same sex marriage is a states' rights issue, and that it's therefore OK for states to ban the practice:

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Obama Tells North Carolinians He Knows Best

7:23 PM, May 09, 2012

President Obama was never likely going to win in North Carolina without a big win nationally.

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‘On My Behalf’

5:35 PM, May 09, 2012

The debate over same sex “marriage” has engaged the heartfelt feelings and convictions of millions of Americans. Then there is Barack Obama.

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Another Gutsy Call!

2:50 PM, May 09, 2012

Here at THE WEEKLY STANDARD we are prostrate with admiration! President Obama's sudden reversal of opinion on gay marriage was, by any measure, an incredibly gutsy thing to do.

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Obama Supports Gay Marriage

2:08 PM, May 09, 2012

Rick Klein of ABC News reports:

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The Cultural Divide on Marriage

8:14 AM, May 09, 2012

The U.S. is divided on gay marriage, as on many issues. But the gulf of the cultural divide on this particular issue is striking.

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Gay Marriage: North Carolina and the Nation

7:15 AM, May 09, 2012

Yesterday’s overwhelming approval of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions by the voters of North Carolina underlines the growing likelihood that the issue will be a major factor in the 2012 presidential election. Consider the following circumstances:

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Obama in 2004: 'I Don't Think Marriage Is a Civil Right'

1:06 PM, May 08, 2012

President Obama's position on same sex marriage might be "evolving," as he's admitted himself, but he wasn't always so unclear about where he stood. Consider this interview from 2004: 

Q: “Mr. Obama, you've said that your religious faiths, your religious faith, dictates that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Would you elaborate on that?”

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White House Punts on Same Sex Marriage—Again

Cancels trip to N.C. on day of vote.
12:04 PM, May 08, 2012

White House spokesman Jay Carney was asked aboard Air Force One about President Obama's position on same sex marriage. He punted. Again. From today's pool report:

On whether the White House feels the need to clarify the president's gay marriage stance, Carney said he had no updates. He said he's sure POTUS will be asked about the topic in future interviews and press conferences and will discuss his views then.

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