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President Obama Backs Marriage Equality



"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. 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 Barack Obama, earlier today speaking to Robin Roberts on ABC News.

Keywords here: "just concluded".

I can see the opposition ad already. "Barack Obama flip-flopped on gay marriage."

That said, kudos to you Mr. President. Better late than never.