At a press conference on Wednesday, President Obama stated that he is personally in favor of allowing nontraditional couples to marry. For many years, Obama has wavered on the issue. But now, only one day after North Carolina’s vote to outlaw such unions, Obama has made his opinion clear.
The President told ABC’s Robin Roberts: “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.”
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