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Obama endorses gay marriage

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By Doug Powers  •  May 9, 2012 03:46 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Remember, it’s not a flip-flop or anything like that — it’s an evolution.

From The Hill:

President Obama on Wednesday endorsed gay marriage, becoming the first U.S. president to voice support for same sex couples to legally marry.

The announcement is a landmark for the gay rights movement, which has battled for decades to win legal recognition for same sex marriages.

Yet the sudden pivot by Obama in an election year on the explosive issue exposes his campaign’s risks, which could alienate some socially-conservative, independent voters who do not support the issue.

Obama’s admission his gay marriage stance comes days after Vice President Joe Biden said he was “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage. Education secretary Arne Duncan also admitted earlier this week that he also supports gay marriage.

Obama isn’t breaking any new ground here, but rather simply reclaiming a previous position. Evolutionary leadership. Or is that circular leadership? Whatever. Forward™!

**Written by Doug Powers

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