By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service—
President Obama said in a White House-arranged interview Wednesday afternoon that “same-sex couples should be able to get married.”
The statement, in an interview with ABC, marks a significant and long expected “evolution” for President Obama in his political position concerning same-sex marriage.
“I’ve always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally,” said Obama. “…I hesitated on gay marriage civil unions would be sufficient.” But after talking to friends and family, neighbors and staff, he said, “I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.” (More)