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

David Groshoff | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay 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)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ellen DeGeneres, Ricky Martin, Zach Wahls Sound Off On Obama's Gay Marriage Endorsement

Posted 05.09.2012 | Gay Voices

President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage sent Twitter into overdrive, with celebrities, media personalities and known human rights advocates...

11 Things You Don't Know About Same-Sex Weddings

Posted 05.09.2012 | Weddings

The day after North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, President Obama has made his official position on the matt...

Obama Voices Support For Gay Marriage In ABC Interview

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Ending months of equivocation, President Barack Obama declared his support for gay marriage on Wedne...

Celebrities React To Obama's Gay Marriage Announcement

Posted 05.09.2012 | Celebrity

After Barack Obama told ABC's Robin Roberts "I do" when it comes to his support for same-sex marriage, the Twittersphere blew up with reactions from t...

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

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay 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 and Marriage: A Turning Point in Presidential Politics

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Anthony D. Romero

Whatever led Obama to fully evolve, the fact that a sitting president proclaimed that we should be free to marry whomever we love and want to share our live with is a big deal worthy of celebration, but only to a point. The civil rights reality for gay couples remains mixed.

Politicians React To President's Statement On Same Sex Marriage

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama defined his "evolving" view on gay marriage Wednesday with his clearest support for the issue to date, telling ABC's Robin Robe...

Sam Stein

President Obama Announces Support For Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a nod to a dramatic shift in public opinion, Barack Obama on Wednesday became the first sitting president to announce his support for...

Jennifer Bendery

Housing Secretary Says He's Fine With Split From Obama On Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said Wednesday that his public support for gay marriage has not put him in an awkw...

Former Clinton Adviser Sounds Off On Obama's Gay Marriage Stance In The New Yorker

newyorker.com | Posted by Richard Socarides | Posted 12.20.2011 | Gay Voices

After a year in which we saw a number of high-profile gay-rights victories, including the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and the legislative enactm...

Obama 'Still Working' On Views Of Gay Marriage, Looks To Gay Friends For Guidance

AP | Posted 12.03.2011 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he is "still working" on his views of gay marriage. Obama's comments come one year after he told liberal bl...

Obama Reacts To Gay Marriage Legalization In New York

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that there is a "profound recognition" in the country that gays must be treated like every ot...

Obama Signals Shift On Gay Marriage Support

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama told a group of progressive bloggers Wednesday that his attitude about same-sex marriage, an issue that he has consistently and openly...

Why Bill Clinton Told Me He Supported Same-Sex Marriage (AUDIO)

Michael Tracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Tracey

We now have an American president for the first time publicly acknowledging his support for same sex-marriage, which even a few short years ago would have been unthinkable.

When inclusion becomes relativism

Morgan Warners | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morgan Warners

President-elect Barack Obama erred in asking Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration. A spokeswoman for Obama implied that the move ...

The Passage of Prop 8: Do The Math

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

The shame that we feel today over Prop 8 is only directed at our collective failure, which we need to figure out how to rectify. All of us. Together.

Prop 8 and Rethinking the Amendment Process

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

A change in the amendment process for states will not always ensure the protection of minority rights. But it will encourage consistency. It will deter attacks on specific groups of people.

The Bigotry of Hope

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul Appell

You'd think if anyone would appreciate that civil rights are civil rights, it's black Americans. And that's what makes the support of some among them of such bigotry particularly appalling.

Obama And McCain Appear At Saddleback Church Forum:

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Presidential contenders Barack Obama and John McCain differed sharply on abortion Saturday, with McCain saying a baby's hu...