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Friday Talking Points -- Most Impressive, Mr. President

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're throwing our usual format away today, because this was a momentous and historic week in American politics, and we thought it needed the entire column to address.

Michelangelo Signorile, HuffPost Gay Voices Editor-At-Large, Talks Obama's Gay Marriage Stance On CNN

Posted 05.11.2012 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Gay Voices Editor-at-Large Michelangelo Signorile sounded off on President Obama's endorsement of marriage equality in a CNN appearance this ...

Weeklings: 'Presidents Are Gay'

Louis Virtel | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

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Thank You, Mr. President

Sally Duros | Posted 05.11.2012 | Chicago
Sally Duros

Although they sound a note of caution in celebrating the president's position on behalf of civil rights, they are more hopeful than they have ever been.

WATCH: Obama Comes Out

Posted 05.11.2012 | Comedy

Barack Obama has something to tell you. It's not going to be easy, but he just can't hide it anymore. So sit down America, and let the president t...

SPOTIFY THE NEWS: A Playlist For The Week

The Huffington Post | Michael Hogan | Posted 05.11.2012 | Entertainment

Introducing "Spotify the News," a new HuffPost feature designed to translate the week's big headlines into a weekend-worthy playlist featuring classic...

President Obama Is Not Pandering To Me

Paul Katz | Posted 05.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Paul Katz

Obama's reasoning has everything to do with total transparency before the election. This statement makes clear who he is as a man and as a president. No more hedging; take it or leave it; and if he loses, he lost while telling the truth.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Evolution On Gay Marriage: Not For Obama, But For The Country

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Peter S. Goodman

Years from now, when historians look back at the long arc of American history, they will see in the president's announcement a significant moment.

DEBATE: Obama Same-Sex Marriage Stance Risks His Chances For Reelection

MacGregor Thomson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
MacGregor Thomson

Below are some arguments from HuffPost Pundit users on whether the President's new stance lowers his chances for reelection. Who makes the strongest argument? Place your votes and give us your best argument in the comments below.

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...

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...

Countries Where Marriage Equality Is A Distant Dream React To Obama's Endorsement

AP | By LEON DROUIN-KEITH | Posted 05.10.2012 | Gay Voices

BANGKOK -- China's government considered homosexuality a mental disorder until 2001. Mobs in Senegal have disinterred bodies of men they believe were ...

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...

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...

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...

Obama's Gay Marriage Rollout

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What we just witnessed, capped this morning by President Barack Obama's statement of support for gay marriage, was nothing more than the introduction of a new (political) product. It was a "new and improved" product rollout -- nothing more, nothing less.

Mark Blumenthal

Same-Sex Marriage Polls: The Trend Is Clear

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, President Barack Obama was not quite ready to say, as he did Wednesday, that he supports same sex marriage, but he conced...

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...

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

Jay Michaelson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...