Barack Obama and Gay Marriage

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On Sunday, Vice President Biden said he was "completely comfortable" with same-sex marriage. The White House said President Obama's views were still "evolving."

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Last night on ABC News, America's first black president said he'd reached a conclusion, committing himself on what the New York Times calls "the last civil rights movement."

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Mr. Obama wants it decided state by state, but Mitt Romney wants a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. With public opinion running about 50-50, the President concedes there's political danger. When given a chance, voters have never approved. Why did he come out now, in the midst of his re-election campaign? We talk about religion, politics, money and personal conviction.




Warren Olney