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Thoughts on Gay Marriage

Cecilia Attias | Posted 07.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Cecilia Attias

Last week President Obama surprised everyone by announcing that he believed gay people should be allowed to marry. It was a proud day for America, and gay rights groups have welcomed his statement.

Clay Aiken On Gay Marriage: 'We're Going To Be Ashamed We Were Against This' In 20 Years

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

"American Idol" alum Clay Aiken took to CBS's "Face the Nation" over the weekend to talk North Carolina's Amendment One as well as President Obama's e...

The Benefits of Tolerance

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

President Obama knows that in the long run he is on the right side of the issue of gay marriage and I suspect Romney knows he is on the wrong side of this issue. The only uncertainty is how and if its short term impact might influence the November election.

Voters Reflect On Obama's Big Announcement

AP | PAULINE ARRILLAGA | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — On the upper eastern edge of Ohio lies a valley built on the sweat of the working class, where steel mills sit mostly shutter...

PHOTO: Newsweek Celebrates Obama's Gay Marriage Endorsement On Cover

Posted 05.13.2012 | Media

Newsweek is celebrating President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage on this week's cover, an image of which it released on Sunday. The cove...

On Mother's Day, The Proud Mother Of A Gay Daughter Celebrates A Presidential Stand For Equality

Shari Johnson | Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Shari Johnson

When I learned of President Obama's support of same sex-marriage this week, my emotions ran amok -- surprise, hope, excitement, joy -- joy because the marriage of my daughter and daughter-in-law was recognized as a good thing by the highest office in the land.

Howard Fineman

Obama Channels Dick, Ron And George | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As he tries to become only the second Democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt to win reelection, Barack Obama is adopting much of ...

Obama's View On Gay Marriage Altered By Personal Ties

AP | LISA LEFF and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- In revealing his support for same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama attributed his change in thinking to a series of key conversat...

The Gay Marriage Debate Misses the Point Entirely

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

This week President Obama became the first president in U.S. history to come out in favor of gay marriage. Obviously, Mitt Romney is against such a th...

PHOTO: New Yorker's Upcoming Cover

Posted 05.11.2012 | Media

The New Yorker is celebrating President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage on its upcoming cover, an image of which it released Friday. The c...

In Defense of Robin Roberts

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 07.11.2012 | Media
Greta Van Susteren

Everyone (yes, everyone!) wanted that interview with President Obama this week (I would have loved it). Now the jealous ones who did not get it show they are petty by taking swipes at Robin and how she got the interview.

Obama's and America's Remarkable Evolution on Gay Rights

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Peter Dreier

Historians will no doubt view President Obama's announcement favoring same-sex marriage as an historic statement, parallel to those of FDR on workers' rights and LBJ on civil rights. But like FDR and LBJ, Obama's endorsement was due to a combination of personal belief and political opportunity.

North Carolina Matrimony

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Uncomfortable Exchanges Helped Obama Evolve

The Washington Post | Felicia Sonmez May 10, 2012 | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

Liberal bloggers were seated around a big table in the Roosevelt Room, peppering President Obama with policy questions. Suddenly, one of them turned t...

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 cou...

WATCH: O'Reilly Attacks Media Over Gay Marriage Coverage

Posted 05.11.2012 | Media

Bill O'Reilly laid into the media on his Thursday Fox News show for its coverage of President Obama's newly-announced support for same-sex marriage. ...

LISTEN: Rush Limbaugh Goes After Shep Smith

Posted 05.11.2012 | Media

Rush Limbaugh went after Fox News host Shepard Smith for comments he made Wednesday that seemed to endorse President Obama's support for same-sex marr...

Obama And Gay Marriage: Golden Rule Dominates American Religion

Posted 05.11.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) As pundits and politicians struggle to divine the political fallout from President Obama's sudden endo...

Obama Disembarks The Media Wave

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Refocusing on the economy, President Barack Obama on Friday pushed Republicans to back housing policies the White House says would...

GOP Candidate Slams Obama's Gay Marriage Support As 'Pure Politics'

Portsmouth Patch | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

GOP gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne on Thursday called President Obama's announcement that he supports same-sex marriage "pure politics." ...

Obama's Gay Marriage Support May Complicate Votes In Key States

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage adds a new layer of complexity for voters – especially independents &ndash...

Am I The Only Gay Who Eyes Obama's 'Evolution' On Gay Marriage With Suspicion?

Lady Bunny | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Lady Bunny

I don't comprehend the jubilance that most felt when Obama threw us a bone yesterday. It's a soft bone that doesn't translate into any real policy, and I can't help but think that Obama is using a pro-gay-marriage stance as a smokescreen.

Amanda Terkel

LGBT, Religious Leaders Reportedly Heard From Obama After ABC Interview | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's decision to announce his support for marriage equality on Wednesday was a tightly kept secret, even within the ...

Same-Sex Marriage: The Love That Dares Speak Its Name

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Knapp

After 10 years of monogamous, joy-filled, and devoted union, my relationship may not be recognized as marriage, but it is sacred, and it speaks. Thank you, Mr. President, for listening.

Obama and Gay Marriage: Important or Not?

David Edmund Moody | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
David Edmund Moody

In order to understand the meaning and significance of President Obama's decision to come out in favor of gay marriage, we have to understand the meaning of marriage for ourselves.