Barack Obama and Gay Marriage

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On Tuesday, voters in North Carolina said "no" to legalizing same-sex marriage.  On Sunday, Vice President Biden said he was "completely comfortable" with same-sex marriage.

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The White House said President Obama's views were still "evolving." Last night on ABC News, Barack Obama said, "Yes."

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The American people are divided almost evenly, and Mitt Romney is solidly on the other side.  Why did the President choose this moment?  What will it mean for his re-election campaign?

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Guests:
Steve Kornacki - Salon.com - @SteveKornacki, Christopher Barron - GOProud / Guardian - @ChrisRBarron, Richard Socarides - attorney and Democratic political strategist - @socarides, Janice Shaw Crouse - Concerned Women for America - @CWforA

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Caitlin Shamberg, Frances Anderton