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President Obama's Support Of Marriage Equality Inspires American Christians

Joseph Ward III | Posted 07.10.2012 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

It has finally happened. And at Believe Out Loud, we've been watching support from the Christian community pour in from around the country almost immediately after hearing this news.

Franklin Graham: Obama Has 'Shaken His Fist' At God

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Evangelist Franklin Graham said in a statement Thursday that President Barack Obama had "shaken his fist" at God when he affirmed his support for same...

What Took Him So Long?

Tom Allon | Posted 07.10.2012 | DC
Tom Allon

While every Democrat praises President Obama's "evolution" to favoring marriage equality, I can only ask: What took him so long? Why did he not realize sooner that marriage equality is the civil rights issue of our generation?

Michael Calderone

Why The Washington Post Held Romney Prep School Story In Print | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.10.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Washington Post's Jason Horowitz shook up the political world Thursday morning with a deeply reported story about Mitt Romney's prep s...

Shut My Mouth: The President Has Evolved!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

It seems like just yesterday that I wrote a HuffPost blog complaining about our president and vice president and their "evolving" opinions on gay marriage. Actually, it was yesterday. What a difference a day makes.

Reading the Pictures: Obama's Perfunctory Gay Marriage Endorsement

Michael Shaw | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Michael Shaw

2012-05-10-pullquote.jpgIs it a significant development that the president of the United States has professed his support for gay marriage? Of course it is. Is it also a narrow development? Yes, that, too.

Our Collective Evolution

Martin Berusch | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Martin Berusch

I remain steadfast and unwavering, convinced that we are on the cusp of true change: equality, tolerance, acceptance, inclusion, and ultimately the cohesive celebration of being one happy people who celebrate our inalienable rights to live as a truly free people under God.

Lila Shapiro

Leading Opponent Of Same-Sex Marriage 'Relieved' Obama Stopped 'Lying' | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.10.2012 | Gay Voices

On Wednesday, President Obama told ABC's Robin Roberts that he believed same-sex couples "should be able to get married." His statement came just days...

Obama's Bold Move On Gay Marriage Presents Opportunities And Pitfalls

Wayne Besen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

The president and his advisers must have calculated that the benefits of appearing resolute and firm outweighed the costs of alienating conservative democrats in swing states. In a sense, Obama pulled a card from George W. Bush's playbook, saying to voters, I am the Decider.

Marriage Equality Decision Helps Obama Most With Swing Voters

Mike Lux | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Voters ultimately decide more on who they trust and respect than on their stand on a specific issue. Issues, and how a candidate handles the issues, becomes a proxy for voters' judgments about their character.

New York Haunted by Curse of the True Blue

Dan Collins | Posted 07.10.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

President Obama visited upstate New York this week. Don't hold your breath waiting for him to come back. We live with the Curse of the True Blue. Everybody knows how New York is going to vote in presidential elections, so nobody cares.

WATCH: Colbert Nearly Forced Into Gay Marriage By Obama Announcement

Posted 05.10.2012 | Comedy

As feared, the moment Obama endorsed gay marriage, straight marriages all across the country began to crumble. Stephen Colbert, himself, nearly fell ...

Obama, Marriage, and 'VOTE HERE'

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

President Obama knows that a growing number of Americans and people of faith understand this as a simple matter of fairness for all families. Obama has chosen to stand in the gap, even as conservatives manipulate religion to undermine the core value of equal standing before the law.

Some Personal Thoughts on President Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Dorian de Wind

I personally haven't "just concluded" that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. I concluded this a very long time ago, when the most loved person in the world to my wife and myself, our young son, told us that he was gay.

Obama Announcement A Bitter Pill For Rick Perry | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

After two years of publicly agonizing over one of nation’s most bitterly divisive social issues, President Obama reversed his long-held position and...

Bristol Responds To Obama's Gay Marriage Announcement

Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Bristol Palin is not satisfied with President Obama's explanation of how he evolved to support gay marriage--by talking with his family and friends. ...

Team Obama Already Hitting Romney Over Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's campaign is using his support of gay marriage to draw a contrast with Republican rival Mitt Romney. The mornin...

It Was Never Whether, But When President Obama Would Say Yes to Gay Marriage

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Opposition to discrimination has always been a morally and politically right position for Obama, and that has included gender and sexual preference, not just racial discrimination. There was no doubt then that it was only a matter of time that Obama would finally say yes to gay marriage.

The Courage to Speak Up -- Obama on Gay Marriage

Ilene Angel | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Ilene Angel

Legalizing gay marriage would grant rights to a group of people heretofore denied equal treatment in the eyes of the law. And those equal rights for everyone are true to the spirit in which this country was founded.

Booker Has Interesting Praise For Obama

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D), who has long favored same-sex marriage, praised President Barack Obama's announcement on the "Rachel Maddow Show" on Wed...

WATCH: 'The Golden Girls' And Gay Marriage: Classic Sitcom Showed Support 20 Years Before Obama

Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices

Any television show that features plot lines about topics like gay marriage, AIDS, women's sexuality, death, and immigration could be considered contr...

Obama's Historic Change of Heart on Marriage Equality

Warren Goldstein | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren Goldstein

Just now, I think we're in "history-making" territory. Not because of Obama's own "evolution," but because of what his announcement says about the organizing power of the LGBTQ community over the past 20 years.

Americans Split On Big Obama Announcement

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Kate Varnum was at her Iowa home watching her newly adopted infant son when news flashed that Barack Obama had become the first sit...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: Biden 'Got Out A Little Bit Over His Skis' On Gay Marriage | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama conceded Thursday that Vice President Joe Biden forced his hand in endorsing same-sex marriage sooner than he wou...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Slams North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 07.10.2012 | Comedy

It's been a big week for same-sex marriage, with both national and state-level flux on the issue. Tuesday, North Carolina added an amendment to th...