Obama Affirms Support for Same-sex Marriage
President Obama has clarified his position on same-sex marriage.
Wednesday he told ABC News he believes same-sex couples should be allowed to get married.
The president has been facing pressure to make his position clear on same-sex marriage.
“I have to tell you that over the course of several years, as I talk 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, and 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,” Obama said in an exclusive interview with ABC News.
The excerpts from the interview with President Obama can be seen on “World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline” tonight and the whole interview will be seen Thursday morning on “Good Morning America” on WNEP-TV.