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Obama Gay Marriage Endorsement: How Media Covered The Announcement

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Following ABC's 3:00 p.m. breaking news brief that Obama endorsed same-sex marriage on Wednesday, news sites immediately splashed the announcement across their front pages. Sites like Fox News' opinion website "Fox Nation" declared that Obama waged war on marriage, while other sites like Salon stated that Obama's "evolution" on the topic was now over.

Major print publications prepped their front covers for Thursday's release. News of Obama's endorsement was the lead story on the majority of newspaper front pages. Some papers, like the New York Post, noticeably downplayed the news on its front page. Take a look at how the media covered Obama's announcement in the slideshow below:

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