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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...

WATCH: Maddow's Personal Reaction To Obama Gay Marriage Endorsement

Posted 05.10.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow reacted to President Obama endorsing same-sex marriage, calling Wednesday a "historic day in civil rights in this country." On her M...

Obama Holding Record-Setting Event Following Big Announcement

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

SEATTLE — President Barack Obama wasted little time casting Republican rival Mitt Romney as "backwards on equality" on Thursday, eager to transf...

PHOTOS: How Media Covered Obama's Gay Marriage Endorsement

Posted 05.10.2012 | Media

Following ABC's 3:00 p.m. breaking news brief that Obama endorsed same-sex marriage on Wednesday, news sites immediately splashed the announcement acr...

WATCH: O'Donnell Praises Shep Smith

Posted 07.10.2012 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell paid tribute to Fox News' Shepard Smith on Wednesday, saying that Smith's pro-gay marriage comments placed him at odds with the res...

The Facts: Gay Marriage Didn't Tilt 2004 Election

Matthew Dowd | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

The gay marriage initiatives in 2004 on the ballot in 11 states had no discernable effect on turnout among conservatives. Yes, that's right, none. Not even in Ohio.

Reid Notes Personal Beliefs In Response To Obama Announcement

AP | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he believes marriage should be between a man and a woman but that states should decide whether it...

Local Leaders React To Obama's Big Announcement

Robin Wilkey | Posted 05.10.2012 | San Francisco

President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to openly support same-sex marriage on Wednesday. In an interview with ABC, Obama cleare...


The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala & Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.09.2012 | Los Angeles

President Barack Obama came out in support for gay marriage Wednesday, and Los Angeles leaders rejoiced with gay rights supporters in a chorus of chee...

Joe Satran

Obama Has Dustin Lance Black Saying 'Yes We Can' Again | Joe Satran | Posted 05.11.2012 | Entertainment

Dustin Lance Black, Oscar-winning writer of the movies "Milk" and and "J. Edgar," is back on Team Obama. Black told the Huffington Post Wednesday a...

Focusing on Nonissues Is the Real National Threat

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

We are not the United States of America; it seems we are not united on anything. Our ignorance about real issues and the elevation of nonissues such as GLBT marriage or birth control could be our undoing. 

Gay GOP Groups: Good Obama Adopted Cheney Position On Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Two groups for gay conservatives gave faint praise Wednesday to President Barack Obama for saying that he backs same-sex marriage, but slammed the ann...

Why Gay Marrieds Still Face An Uphill Battle

Richard Komaiko | Posted 07.09.2012 | Divorce
Richard Komaiko

Obama's support of same-sex marriage brings gay rights proponents one step closer to the dream of equality in marriage, but it also raises important questions about the legality of gay divorce.

Obama's Gay Marriage Support Elicits Strong Response From NY Leaders

Posted 05.09.2012 | New York

As news of President Obama's support for gay marriage broke on Wednesday, New York's top politicians reacted to the historical civil rights milestone....

Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Announcement: A Victory For Religion

Jay Michaelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jay Michaelson

Angry voices on the so-called "Christian right" are already screaming about President Obama's "war on religion," but today's announcement regarding same-sex marriage was actually an inspiring religious pronouncement.

Jaweed Kaleem

Obama Cites Faith In Support Of Gay Marriage | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.10.2012 | Religion

In a stark reversal of what he's previously said about how his faith informs his views on same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama prominently cited ...

WATCH: GOP Culture Warrior Calls Gay Marriage A 'Distraction'

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Shortly after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC on Wednesday, former Senate candidate Christ...

Romney: My 'Preference' Is Marriage Between A Man And A Woman

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday reiterated that he opposes same-sex marriage, a few hours after President Barack Obama said...

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.

Jennifer Bendery

President Barack Obama Completes His 'Evolution' On Gay Marriage (VIDEO) | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made history on Wednesday by announcing his support for same-sex marriage, making him the first sitting U.S. pres...

Gay Marriage Announcement Prompts Fundraising Appeals

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Following President Barack Obama's announcement that he backs same-sex marriage, both sides of the gay marriage debate sought to take advantage of the...

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...