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Obama After Backing Gay Marriage: 'I Feel So Good About That'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama felt a sense of relief after coming out in favor of gay marriage, according to "Double Down," a new book about th...

Obama Reacts To Gay Marriage Decision

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama reacted Wednesday to the Supreme Court's decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and invalidating Proposition 8 by r...

Obama's Gay Marriage Endorsement One Year Later (PHOTO)

Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to publicly endorse marriage equality one year ago on Thursday, when he told ABC News' Robin...

Gay Marriage Supporters Looking For Team Obama's Ear In Critical Case

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

(Repeats from earlier Jan 27 for all clients) * Ritual meetings can help shape administration role * US Supreme Court to...

Why I'm Voting for Obama Again: This Time It's Personal

Avi Sinensky | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Avi Sinensky

Four years later, it's a vote for a man, who, while flawed, has shown the instincts, ideals, leadership and wisdom deserving of the presidency.

Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington: Your Vote, Our Lives

Alan Shayne | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Alan Shayne

Without marriage, Norman and I will still be an outside group that is not a full part of society.

Letter To My Best Friend's Parents In Ohio: Here's What Romney Thinks Of Your Gay Son

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Many have called LGBT equality the civil rights issue of our time. I think they're right. And Mitt Romney doesn't only oppose marriage for gays, he finds the prospect of gay parenting to be anathema to all that's good and civil.

Proud About Pride at the White House

Simi Singh Juneja | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Simi Singh Juneja

President Obama celebrated Pride at the White House and my sister was there. I had to take a pause. Never in my lifetime would I ever have imagined that a sitting president would stand up and welcome her. Words can't express my pride in our president and our country's courage.

Use Your Words

Sharon Stapel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sharon Stapel

We have to understand that words matter. Calls for equality lead to equality. Calls for death lead to death. Using gay as an epithet may no longer be legally shameful, but it still leads to violence, suicide, murder.

Does Religious Liberty Equal Freedom to Discriminate?

Lawrence M. Krauss | Posted 07.29.2012 | Science
Lawrence M. Krauss

Organized religion, wielding power over the community, is antithetical to the process of what modern democracy should define as liberty. The sooner we are without it, the better.

The Untold Story of Why GOP Extremists Killed Civil Unions

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's not ok to impose your homophobia on others anymore in America, even though we just saw it happen in Colorado. Most Colorado legislators know it. Yet the legislation was killed by Colorado House Republicans.

President Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election Provide a Unique 'Teachable Moment'

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Whether prompted by moral conviction or political expediency, the president's support of same sex marriage is still causing reflection among several diverse communities throughout the U.S. and it has impacted a college course I am teaching later this year, "From Slavery to Obama."

WATCH: Obama Corrects Hasselbeck On Gay Marriage Stance

Posted 05.15.2012 | Media

President Obama corrected Elisabeth Hasselbeck about his position on gay marriage on Tuesday's "The View." Obama announced that he believes same-s...

Same Sex Marriage: If Not Now, When? If Not America's First African American President, Who?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

President Obama has made it clear that the right for gay/lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to marry the person they love enables them to be finally "free at last" -- to be included in the Dream that Dr. King had for America.

Obama Revs Up Supporters With Clooney

Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

By Jeff Mason LOS ANGELES -- President Barack Obama called his endorsement of same-sex marriage a "logical extension" of his vision for the country...

Biden Reportedly Apologized To Obama Over Remarks

The New York Times | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A few hours before President Obama offered his historic endorsement of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr...

WATCH: Obama To Appear On 'The View'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 05.10.2012 | Media

President Obama had reportedly intended to announce his support for gay marriage in an upcoming appearance on "The View" on May 15, according to a sou...

Gay People Can't Marry in North Carolina, But Life Isn't Exactly Easy for Straight Couples, Either

Joe Peacock | Posted 07.09.2012 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

Now, heterosexual marriage laws are pretty straightforward in North Carolina. In fact, things are so lenient that, In North Carolina, it's completely legal for first cousins to get married.

Some Thoughts On President Obama's Politically Darwinian Evolution On Civil Marriage Rights

David Groshoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Groshoff

What does all this boil down to legally in the short term? Not much. Little will change immediately at the federal level because of the president's statement today, but it's doubtless psychologically meaningful for many people.

Sam Stein

Details Emerge On Obama's Support Of Same-Sex Marriage | Sam Stein | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama came to the decision that he personally supported same sex marriage early in 2012, top administration officials t...

Comedians React To Obama Endorsing Gay Marriage On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.09.2012 | Comedy

President Obama made waves today after officially endorsing gay marriage. And comedians, as they usually do, had something to say about it. The maj...

President Obama Makes The Case For Same-Sex Marriage And For Evolution

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Leaders lead. Today our president showed us what leadership looks like by affirming that the equal protection guaranteed by the Constitution should actually protect all Americans -- including those Americans married to spouses of the same sex.

Obama Comes Out On Gay Marriage Question

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama opposes North Carolina's Amendment One, a ballot question on May 8 to ban same-sex marriages and civil unions under the state c...

Sam Stein

Democratic Governors Warn Obama Campaign To Avoid Focusing On Social Issues | Sam Stein | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the nation's top Democratic governors are urging party leadership to avoid getting consumed by social issues, even as focusing o...

Amanda Terkel

Senators Back Adding Marriage Equality To Democratic Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of President Obama's national campaign co-chairs called on the Democratic Party to endorse marriage equality in its platform on Tues...