Regardless of your stance, one thing we know for sure is that President Barack Obama made history as the first President to publicly endorse same-sex marriage.
In a sit down with Good Morning America news anchor Robin Roberts, Obama endorsed same-sex marriage for the first time in his political career.
The President referenced conversations with his children, our nation’s armed forces, and his own staff as the reason why he decided to support same-sex marriage. Obama told Roberts:
“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point 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.”
There are many celebrities and politicians who have reacted to Obama’s historic endorsement, such as Russell Simmons and Michael Bloomberg.
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