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Obama Confirms His Support For Gay Marriage!!!

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THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT!!!

Despite some perceived confusion, President Barack Obama has concluded same-sex couples should be allowed to marry!!!!

In an ABC News interview with Robin Roberts, he firmly stated:

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.

A-MAZING!!!!

Now let's turn this support into some action!!!

Again, thank you, President Obama! We're so proud to have a president who supports equality!!!

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176 comments to “Obama Confirms His Support For Gay Marriage!!!”

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  1. 1

    Let's be honest in our reporting. He did not "confirm" his support. He changed his stance. There was never any "confusion" as you say. Prior to today, he has stated that he is against gay marriage. When that got him in trouble with possible voters, he claimed that his stance was "evolving."



  2. 2

    Oh, geez. Here we go.

  3. internetfavs.com says – reply to this


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    as a european…….its about time…..



  4. 4

    Mario you do realize he is pandering to gays for their votes right? When are all the flip flop storys going to be put out on Obama on this issue?

  5. JSplash says – reply to this


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    I agree with Amy187, this is not a confirmation this is a complete 180. Amazingly timed with his re-election campaign.



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    He expressed his personal feelings on the subject. This issue is a State issue, not a federal one… and anyone who believes that a liberal from CA or NY could sway the thoughts of someone in North Carolina or Arizona, is losing an uphill battle. Baby steps..

  7. newlywedKristin says – reply to this


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    I'm ashamed to be American today… this is a guy who continues to flip flop and make big government a part of everyone's life. The Dems are in trouble this election.



  8. 8

    it's an election year!!
    of course oboma will say whatever for votes!!



  9. 9

    huh,,, funny it is now 6 months prior to another election,,, imagine my surprise that he now 3.5 years after he made his promise to legalize SS marriage, finally come out in "support",,, but no action toward legalization,,, coincidence?? i don't think so,, pimping for you vote.



  10. 10

    He knows what he's doing!



  11. 11

    I wish people would stop talking about gay marriage and instead talk about discrimination. That is the core issue. Do we have legislated discrimination or not? Simple. When put in terms of discrimination, it also addressed the ridiculous idea of people voting on a human rights issue. America is supposed to be a leader in human rights and freedoms, yet here we are bogged down in debates about basic discrimination. Mind boggling.



  12. 12

    i've always known that he supported it, i've just waited to hear him say the actual words. i am so pleased, happy and satisfied, he finally said it! it actually made me cry.

    it's spreading on tumblr, and people there are ecstatic!



  13. 13

    He is pandering and saying absolutely nothing. "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." That is a nothing statement. It is meant for people who are not bright enough to realize he isn't saying a damn thing or committing to a damn thing. The Obama Especial. All he does is make really eloquent sounding statements that say NOTHING. All he is doing is giving his personal opinion. Anyone with a couple of brain cells to rub together could have told you Obama personally believes in gay marriage. Now is he really going to try to do something about gay rights? Of course not! He is going to leave it up to the states likes he has always said he would do.

  14. jakeyplay says – reply to this


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    Um..how is this a 180? It's not like he said he hates gays and now he's saying he loves them. He never gave any comments about it, and now he has. Whether or not he was coerced into it or not is irrelevant. He was asked to give his opinion and he gave it. If he was against gay marriage he would have said so, there are more ignorant homophobes in this country then not, if anything Obama is losing votes by saying this not gaining them. You're finding fault with it because YOU don't agree with it. Well sorry, that's YOUR problem.



  15. 15

    What an idiot. We were fooled once, will not be fooled twice. HOPE LESS!!!

  16. sayswho says – reply to this


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    I don't care what his journey nor his motivations this is WONDERFUL!!!!!! Yeah Obama!!!!

  17. beccarooroo says – reply to this


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    Re: rosebud99 – "America is supposed to be a leader in human rights and freedoms" Nobody outside the US thinks that. I think I can safely speak for the rest of the english speaking world that we think america is a big fat hypocrite which boasts of freedom in one breath whilst snatching it away with another. Come on Americans, this is why the wolrd hates you. Sort it out.



  18. 18

    i'm still not going to vote for you obama



  19. 19

    Re: beccarooroo – Totally agree. All the things that supposedly make America great have wasted away. It is becoming more and more racist, bigoted, and religiously extreme every day.



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    Re: jakeyplay – Being against gay marriage and then being for gay marriage IS a 180. He doesn't have to have a history of "hating" gays in order for this to be a flip flop. Many people assumed he was a supporter of gay marriage based on his party affiliation, but that is incorrect. He stated many times that civil unions would suffice. I don't think it matters if I personally support or oppose gay marriage - I oppose manipulative, pandering politicians and despise the loyal followers who refuse to question them. Vote as a democrat, but vote for someone with a freaking conscience.

  21. annabear says – reply to this


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    Re: raypearson – How does that even make sense? People who support gay marriage and homosexuality in general aren't likely to vote for republicans who are set to screw them over, are they? They always would have voted for Obama regardless of this because his stance in politics is obviously one in their favour. Obama saying he agrees with gay marriage is stating the obvious…anyone who truly thought he was against it is an idiot. Obama has gained nothing from this, except to secure votes form people who would have voted for him anyway, and lose votes form people who wouldn't have voted for him anyway.



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    Re: beccarooroo – Hmm, yet everyone immigrates here for a "better life and freedom from oppression I faced in my home country". But, yeah, you're probably right.



  23. 23

    Pander much?



  24. 24

    Look, this is a state issue. What the president says doesn't really make an moveable impact, just assurance that same sex will be LEGAL where IT IS WANTED. As someone who from Arizona, same sex will not be legal there. Why? Because it republican based and the majority votes against the issue every single time. And it has the right to do so. It's how our government works, and why we have separation of states and federal. Same thing is said for NC. And for California, but because residents there to be all liberal and shit, they bitch and moan on how their state government is failing them? But is it really that, or the fact that maybe not every Californian is a leftist liberal. This nonsense talk about how everywhere should same sex is bullshit, if want to get married to a gay, go where it is legal. Or else move, to Canada, Europe, just away.

  25. beccarooroo says – reply to this


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    Re: JerseyGirlll – I guess being ridiculed and opressed in America is better then being shot at and murdered in their own countries, so yea, if you want to call that a 'step up' then you could, but it's not much of one is it? Immigrants are foolish enough to believes america when they boast of freedom, but i'm pretty sure the learn how wrong they are very quickly after getting there.

  26. CanadianMommy says – reply to this


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    sorry but he is just looking for votes…it's all over the news stations….even the gay community is going…..ummmm why now??? How stupid are people to believe his BS, he will do and say ANYTHING to save his @ss this election



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    Re: Amy187 – so true

  28. lola1989 says – reply to this


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    Re: JerseyGirlll – LOL immigrants don't go to america because they think it's a great place, they go simply because it's better then where they were. There's a difference. They know they will be treated badly and have no right in america, but they can get a job and earn money. They'd rather be in the frying pan then the fire, but neither place is exactly great is it?

  29. Jason Brock says – reply to this


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    In my opinion, this is an incredible, hopefully historical, moment.



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    Re: beccarooroo – Really? You can only know how America is so great if you experience even a second of what life is beyond our great big nonexistent walls. America no longer be the best or the richest country, but what this country has is potential and the fact that someone can actually live and survive here, because either one country is too poor or far too rich with so many limitations and least here you get rights and an education. No government is perfect, but rather complain, constructive critism and actually doing something ( like voting) will help. Nothing will happen if you never believe it will.

  31. rick hornbuckle says – reply to this


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    obama takes Americans as fools once again



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    Re: lola1989 – Well, if they'll only become citizens then they'll have rights. Unfortunately, most are undocumented. So yes, you're right, they don't have rights if they're illegal aliens. But 1. that's their own fault, and 2. they make money that they graciously send back to Mexico or wherever else they're from, how kind of them.



  33. 33

    Re: honeylove021 – Perfectly said.



  34. 34

    It's an election year, ya dumb fuck. Of course he's going to pander to the gullible gays like yourself who fell for his promises 4 years ago. Gays are such little sheep, always looking for their next savior who will represent them and promote their agenda (ie Gaga). You truly are brainwashed little peons.



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    Re: lola1989 – Didn't say they thought it was great. I just said they go for the quintessential reason that almost every immigrant cites, "I came to America for a better opportunity". From the moment Ellis Island opened (and even before), people flocked here because they wanted a better life. The first European settlers here came to avoid religious persecution. They still flock here today, just from different regions, to make money and send it back home. Regardless of what foreigners think of us, they love using our system and coming here for a "better life" as immigrants. Hey, if it works for them, whatever, but don't try to tell me that anything I just said isn't true. I do live here, after all. I see it first hand every day.

  36. merlochomes says – reply to this


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    Re: honeylove021 – "and least here you get rights and an education" Really? I'm a middle class white american male and yes I get rights and an education but plently of people dont like uuum gay people for example they don't have the right to marry so how can you say everyone gets rights? black people, minorities, women, gays…these people do not get equal rights. in some parts of america they don't get an education.

  37. merlochomes says – reply to this


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    Re: JerseyGirlll – Gay people are born Americans and they do not get the right to marry, so how is your theory that being an American citizen = equal rights? immigrants and the rights they get have nothing to do with american citizens not getting equal rights.



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    Re: lola1989 – And LOL, I didn't say that immigrants come to America because they think it's a "great place". I said they come for, and I quote, "a better opportunity" as well as freedom from oppression they may have faced at home. If people claim to hate America so much and think we're all a bunch of dumb fucks, then they should stop coming here for a "better life". How hypocritical of people. Trust me, a lot of Americans don't want anyone to come here anymore. Our cities are already bursting at the seams, NYC and every other popular area people love to flock to doesn't need anyone else.



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    Re: CanadianMommy – you obviously know nothing about this.

    obama is actually risking the loss of MANY voters now, those who may want to vote for him now because of this was probably gonna vote for him either way.

  40. 6one9 says – reply to this


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    TALK “““““““` IS CHEAP
    HE WANTS ““““` THE VOTES
    IS ALL
    NOT FALLING FOR IT
    WHILE THE FEDS
    CONTINUE
    TO KICK DOORS IN “““““`AT DISPENSARIES
    HERE IN CALI
    WHEN OBAMA TALKS
    I HEAR
    BLA “BLA “BLA“ BLA “BLA



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    He's had four years for his perspective to "evolve," and if he gets re-elected, he will do no more in his second term for the gays than he's done in his first term. He's basically said a lot of nothing that'll get the pansies to vote for him again, but he's long since shoved the responsibility for action on the states. And the gays fall for it. This is hilarious.
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    Re: beccarooroo – When you pay taxes here, we'll give a shit about what you think and what you want. STFU. If immigrants don't do the research before coming here, then they get what they deserve. Nobody should be a naive idealist in this day and age, and the facts on the U.S. are out there for any twit to find … even a twit like you. We here aren't responsible for immigrants not being thorough and prepared. You're another one of those dumbshits who doesn't understand personal responsibility and preparedness. You're probably on the dole in your own shithole country, with several bastard kids, expecting handouts and thinking you know enough about the U.S. to have an intelligent opinion. You do not. You're too stupid to ever understand.



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    Re: honeylove021 – Don't argue with the ignorant. You can't teach the critter to see things correctly.



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    Re: merlochomes – Actually one of the biggest reasons people come here is for the right to practice their religion. Other parts of the world still haven't grasped onto the idea yet that people can believe what they want to and that it's totally ok as long as everyone's peaceful about it, but in America, anyone can practice their own religion. You can burn flags, while in other countries you could get jailed or executed for it. You can speak out against the government, which, again, a lot of areas don't allow their citizens to do. THESE are the types of rights immigrants appreciate about America. They don't want to get killed for being Catholic, for example, or jailed for twenty years for writing an editorial about how they dislike their president. These rights are most coveted. These freedoms are what America is known for, especially historically speaking.

  44. MRSMOMOA says – reply to this


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    I'm for Gay marriage and equality also. I too like Obama had to evolve regarding this issue. I have always been for Gays and their issues; I just wasn’t sure about the marriage thing. I think GOD loves and made us all and we have to trust him he has never been wrong.

    I do think the Media and the extreme right wing(tea baggers) wanted to push this because either way Obama would either loose votes and maybe gain a few. We know where the Right stands they are against it but closet gays themselves. This was not the most important issue but they wanted distract voters from Mitt and his many weakness and untruths; this man doesn't know the hole in his ears from his Ass. We are not stupid no matter how you try to spend it Mitt will be a terrible president, even worst or just as bad as Bush. Can we now get off of this and get back to getting jobs for those who need and want them? We need to strengthen the US economy. We need to get rid of the tea baggers that will bring this country to ruins and find some true strong conservatives. Because people the current GOP and not conservatives they have left the building.

  45. lola1989 says – reply to this


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    Re: JerseyGirlll – 1) I think you're arguing with the wrong person pretty sure you meant to send this to beccaroo not me she was the one who talked about foreign people hating america not me.
    2) what beccaroo stated was that 'english speaking countries' (i'm guessing like europe) hate america for preaching freedom but not giving freedom, she said nothing about immigrants in america hating amercia
    3) having a better life isn't the same as having equal rights it just means they have it better then they have at home they arent the same thing, and the whole point of how this discussion got started was about equal rights you're not even talking about equal rights you're talking about being able to have a better life and they are not synonymous.
    4) immigrants don't have anything to do with gay marriage so I don't even know why you brought it up it doesn't make any sense with what anyone has said previously



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    I am happy he is finally going for it! Hit up my blog to read some stuff about sex, homosexuals all that stuff guys, its interesting



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    Re: merlochomes – Wow. People really need to start reading. I never said anybody gets equal rights. In fact, I never even mentioned rights Americans have. I have strictly been talking about immigrants. A person only is able to receive protection under the Bill of Rights if they are citizens. Undocumented, non citizen Americans do not have the same rights as Americans because they are not citizens, and therefore, not eligible under the Bill of Rights. That is what I said. Gay rights have nothing to do with this debate. Even though it is on a post about Obama mentioning gay rights, but still. We are way off the topic of gay rights.



  48. 48

    Re: JSplash
    To what? Pander to the 10% of gay people that were already going to vote for him? By announcing this in an election year he very well could have hurt his chances at re-election, but he announced it anyway. Not because it's some tactic - but because after the embarrassment that NC pulled yesterday - he, as the leader of our country, decided to come out and say once and for all - that it should be nationally legal.



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    Doesn't seem like a 180 to win voters to me so much as him finally saying what he actually thinks. I always assumed that he was for gay marriage but that it wasn't something that he could come out and say without the risk of offending a significant proportion of voters. Perhaps now he feels like the tide is turning enough that it's safe to say it. I guess I thought that because he seems to be a sensible and tolerant person when it comes to a lot of values issues, and he is obviously intelligent; I don't really see how an intelligent person can be against gay marriage and for blatant discrimination. I wish he would do more than just state personal opinion, but it's a start.



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    Re: newlywedKristin – Mexico is due south.



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    Re: lola1989 – She basically, in short, said foreigners hate America. I then pointed out that immigrants come here for a better life and more freedom, yet foreigners claim to hate us. That's all. YOU further mentioned why immigrants come to America to me. That's why I responded that to you.



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    Re: merlochomes – it my personal belief that requesting gay marriage to be legal is extra right. Homosexuality is as archaic since Roman times. This is not first time that this issue is being challenged. Apparently in the 31 states that ban gay marriage believe this has as well. If you have a Problem with it, you 29 other states to revel in the sanctity of gay marriage, just realize the reason its not legal and hasn't been is because people there don't want it. Me I caould care less, but I'm one out of however million people are in this country.



  53. 53

    Re: lola1989 – It doesn't make sense, yet you commented to me about why immigrants come here after I asked that if people think America is so stupid, why do they come here? Go back and reread everything that was said. Hopefully it'll make sense to you, if you even have the capacity to understand. I am done with you idiots. BYE.

  54. beccarooroo says – reply to this


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    Re: La Garse – I didn't say anything about immigrants, so don't put words into my mouth. I said that people hate America for promising freedom, boasting about it in fact, and yet there are American citizens who do not have freedom. It's the hypocrisy of America that people don't like. I don't care if you don't care, it's not my problem either way. I'm just stating a well known fact, if you can't handle the truth then that's your problem.



  55. 55

    Re: La Garse – So he's "pandering" to a community that was going to vote for him anyway? He didn't "secure" any votes today. Certainly not enough that will have any impact in November.



  56. 56

    AMERICAN VOTER:
    -
    Who do I vote for?
    The guy that says it's okay for gays to play house or the guy that will get the Keystone Pipeline built?

  57. beccarooroo says – reply to this


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    Re: La Garse – By the way, I'm a post-grad MA in Particle Physics with a minor in Theoretical Physics, I have no kids, I'm not on the dole and I work part time at the Institute of Physics in London. Your suddenness to jump to any conclusion about my IQ or personal situation just shows how insecure you are about your own. :)



  58. 58

    Re: merlochomes – if you don't like our fucking US of A, get the fuck out. You a white American male are telling me a biracial American born from immigrant parents are telling me that? Laughable. Of course some parts of America don't get education. Tell me oh wise one, what is the percentage of the rest of the world who don't get education compared to the percentage here? I can assure you that we are the smaller number.

  59. annabear says – reply to this


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    Re: La Garse – People who support gay marriage and homosexuality in general aren't likely to vote for republicans who are set to screw them over, are they? They always would have voted for Obama regardless of this because his stance in politics is obviously one in their favour. Obama saying he agrees with gay marriage is stating the obvious…anyone who truly thought he was against it is an idiot. Obama has gained nothing from this, except to secure votes form people who would have voted for him anyway, and lose votes form people who wouldn't have voted for him anyway.



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    Re: luvs2hustle – So when straight people marry it's marriage, and when gay people marry it's 'playing house'? Please don't be so blatantly discriminatory and ignorant, it doesn't reflect well on you.
    And to answer your question, I'd vote for 'the guy who says its ok for gays to play house', as you so charmingly put it, because why on earth would I vote for somebody who doesn't even guarantee all citizens their basic civil rights? How on earth can you trust somebody to do anything else right if they can't even figure that one out?

  61. merlochomes says – reply to this


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    Re: honeylove021 – Ummm…'extra' right? It would only be an 'extra' right if they were getting something everyone else wasn't. In this case it is an equal right because they want what straight people have. That isn't 'extra', they are asking for the same as everyone else! Some would call it a basic human right!

  62. merlochomes says – reply to this


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    Re: kitkat90 – Exactly. If you aren't willing to give equal rights to your own people you aren't fit for anything. If anything we should be thankful that not everyone in America is as ignorant as this. And for the record I can see why people would dislike us for being so ignorant, I just hope that we can live up to our name and prove them that we aren't all that way!



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    Re: beccarooroo – I'm sorry but are you even American? Because if you're your not, you have right criticize our country's political affairs. Makes me so fucking pissed,if your not American but the hell out, or become a resident and do something about the mess.
    PS, England is not the only opinion of Europe, Londra pensano di guidare l'Europa, ma sono così ciechi perché hanno il naso bloccato in aria.



  64. 64

    Reporter to Obama "what is your stance on _______ (insert issue of the day)?"
    Obama looks seriously at the reporter, clears his throat, pauses briefly, than he licks his finger and holds it to the wind, and states matter-of-factly "_______ (insert answer of the day)".
    FLIP FLOP FOR VOTES!



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    Re: merlochomes – In a way, it's not an equal right, though. A marriage between a man and woman and a man and man/woman and woman is not the same thing. It's not equal. There is no possible way for a gay couple to be equal to a straight couple, because they're not in the same type of relationship. Hetero and homo are two different words. This is why it's like an 'extra' right. Regardless or whether or not you agree with the principle of gay marriage, you have to agree that in terms of equality, a man/woman marriage and a man/man or woman/woman marriage are not the same thing. They're different sex relationships. Not equal. And marriage, by definition, is a union between a man and a woman. Look it up. The whole definition of marriage would need to be changed in order for gay people to have that 'equal right'. I'm not saying they shouldn't have the same rights as a married couple, but maybe it would be called something else? Either that or change the definition of marriage.



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    Fuck all the haters on here, they're turds.

  67. beccarooroo says – reply to this


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    Re: honeylove021 – In my country I have the freedom to have an opinion, I don't care if you don't like it, you can't to anything about it. And actually, you'll find that America is unfavourable in Europe too. :)



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    Re: merlochomes – And I'm using equal in terms of "the same thing". Not that one is better than the other, just that they're not the some. They're not equal.



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    Re: JerseyGirlll – You say everything I want to say so perfectly, it's like wow, you read my mind. Ha.

  70. merlochomes says – reply to this


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    Re: JerseyGirlll – That makes zero sense. A loving relationship is equal no matter what the sex is. If a single man and a single woman are equal, and a single man and a single man are equal, why is a man/woman relationship more equal then a man/man relationship? And please don't start with the Bible and it's definition of Marriage, I am a Christian and I believe in the word of Jesus - the word of equality! If Jesus said all men were equal then he meant EVERYONE not just some!



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    Re: beccarooroo – We also have the freedom to say that Europe should stay the fuck out of our affairs. Because Americans sure don't go around all day bragging about how we all hate Europe, then telling a bunch of Americans about it on a website. I agree with honeylove, I really dislike when people outside of the U.S. try to comment on America. specially because it's almost always negative. Fact is, if you're not form here, you don't know what goes on everyday. You may think you do, but you get a biased, slightly off viewpoint. I won't even pretend I know about everyday life in England, because I'm not pretentious like that. So please, enough with the holier than thou attitude. People who aren't American should shut up about America because they likely don't know as much as they claim.



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    Re: honeylove021 – I know, we seem to be perfectly in sync! Tag teaming over here.



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    Re: JerseyGirlll – Actually, the definition of marriage being a union between a man and a woman only is something that has developed because of religion. The word marriage comes from a Latin word, and marriages took place in ancient times as an entirely secular, legal institution; they had nothing to do with religion. Same-sex marriages actually are known to have taken place in Roman times, and homosexuality was very widely accepted. Same-sex marriage was only banned by Christian Roman emperors.

    What I'm saying is, marriage was around long before Christianity or Islam or any other organised religion that I'm aware of, and no religion should have a monopoly on marriage because it has always been a legal issue. Which is why I don't understand why people use religious texts as a basis for their arguments against gay marriage, and I disagree with your point that we would need to change the word, because if you're going to be technical about what marriage means and has always meant, homosexual and heterosexual marriages are entirely equal.



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    Re: beccarooroo – Thats amazing you have an opinion!! Because my above statement is very much my opinion. But obvi, your opinion isn't really valid here. srry. And in europe, no country that is not in the union is favoured, so them not liking us its not really important.



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    Re: honeylove021 – Lmao, funniest comment here. Telling a non-American they have no right criticizing another country's political system. Pot, meet kettle.



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    Re: merlochomes – I didn't say a man and a woman are more equal than a man and a man. Homosexual and heterosexual are different words BECAUSE the relationships are not the same! They're not equal in that sense. And the definition of marriage isn't biblical, look it up online or in a dictionary. It's a union between a man and a woman. It's this simple: because a marriage (traditionally) is between a male and a female, how is a mariage between a male and a male or a female and a female the same thing? It isn't. There is a difference between opposite and same sexes getting married. I am just being technical here. My opinion on same sex marriage is neutral. I wouldn't mind if gay marriage were legalized, but I'm not lobbying at city hall for it. This is strictly based on logistics. Hetero and homo re not the same thing. They're not equal in that sense. And that is a fact.



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    For all you people who think that he couldn't possibly be pandering for votes because the people who agree with him were going to vote for him anyways…There are plenty of people, myself included, that are socially liberal but fiscally conservative (this is called libertarian, look it up). Although I support gay marriage, I still will not vote for him. I believe he is pandering, and honestly getting the country fixed is more important to me. But look at the comments on the news sites, and you'll see just how many votes were swayed in his favor for saying this. Not many people who were going to vote for him will change their mind on this however.



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    Barry eats dog.



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    Re: Lady Who? – Actually, most Americans don't care about what goes on outside America. We hear about it on the news, sure, and if we feel like we should help in some way, we'll try. But out leaders and politicians are the ones that are involved in other countries. And they are like a whole different species. They're treated differently and everything. You're referring to our leaders, not the average American.



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    excuse me where do i critize a country politcal system?



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    Re: JerseyGirlll – Knowing what goes on in other countries is not pretentious, knowing little about what goes on in other countries is insular. The one criticism about Americans is how many know so little about anything beyond their own borders.

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    Re: JerseyGirlll – 1) My nan moved over from America. I am not American, and I identify as English, but my nan was born in Jersey and moved here in her 30s. I know what I know of America mainly from her. Her displeasure with America is why she moved, so please don't tell me that I don't know about everyday American life. No I don't know about it personally, but I know about it from someone who does. 2) I never said I hated America personally. I have been there twice in my life and I have always enjoyed myself and the people there. Don't make presumptions.
    3) I am entitled to an opinion and just because you don't like or or welcome it doesn't mean I can't have it or state it when or where I please. I would have the same view on hypocrisy for my own country, or any country. It just happens that America is founded on it. That doesn't mean I think all Americans are hypocrites, not by a long shot, but you can't deny it any more then I can deny that England is based on stiff emotionless pompousness.
    4) I see a bias because there is a bias. Privileged middle class white Americans talk about freedom because they are the only ones who truly get it.
    5) I am not asking you to accept my opinion, I am not trying to convince you of anything, I am not stupid enough to think I can make you see my point of view, I am simply stating an opinion you don't like and you see it as a personal slight.



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    to clarify i don't care if gay marriage becomes, its only a matter of time when it does, the question is…. does each state have the right to ban it if the majority votes to. I believe yes.

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    What saddens me the most is that people seem to be more upset about two loving people getting married than poverty, war or famine.

    Seriously, put your anger in the right place.

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    Amused by the use of religion to hide bigoted hatred by some commentators.Let's remember marriage pre-dates religion, as does homosexuality. Marriage is not the property of Christians or any other religion.
    E.g. Marriages among men in Rome was common for centuries, until the Theodosian Code, 342 AD, by Constantine, the emperor who turned the Roman empire to the Church, beginning its end!



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    Re: beccarooroo – A lot has changed since your nan moved…

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    Marriage is not exclusive to Christianity so why should they feel they can control who can and cannot marry. Got alot of respect for Obama for this as this is a really contentious 'issue' in the States and could cost him his campaign!
    There's a lot of naive comments on here that really scare me! Especially those suggesting that minorities don't deserve basic social rights.. Slave trade anyone…?

  88. HaveIGotIt says – reply to this


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    In North Carolina you can marry your cousin..js



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    Re: Andrew – right i dont care about this whole "legalize gay marriage thing" because there are just so much more important things. And while gay marriage might be the most important thing to some people(which totally understandable), healthcare, homeland security, economic regression, restructuring education ARE WHAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS TO FOCUS ON!!!



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    how do you know when obama is lying? his mouth is open. here we go again. worst potus ever

  91. Jeff Brooks CA says – reply to this


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    A politician showing integrity. Wow.



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    Re: honeylove021 – EXACTLY! I support the gays. I do. I lived with my gay best friend, and I love him to death. But I will not vote for someone based on that alone. I just wish either side could come up with a good candidate some day. :/

  93. Claire Loves Jesus says – reply to this


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    As a Christian I have never understood homophobia. Homophobic views are the voice of Satan - promoting separtaion on earth, inciting hate, fuelled by intolerance and prejudice.

    I think homophobes should worry less about other people's souls and worry about their own.

  94. bahbah says – reply to this


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    Well done Obama…about time someone dragged us into the 21st Century!

  95. . Rationalist99 says – reply to this


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    The real problem is NOT gay marriage - it's people thinking their opinions should matter in the daily lives of other people they'll probably never even meet. Mostly, this seems to come from extremist religious people, who have been forcing their opinions into law for millenia. For shame.

  96. Charlie1902 says – reply to this


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    I'm happy to hear this, overdue as it is, but these are only words what can he do to change the current situation where for every state that has allowed gay marriage two have banned it?

  97. rabbit killer says – reply to this


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    Just as Obama seemed to be regaining support, he goes and ruins his prospects with a fashionable stunt like this. Even if he really does agree with gay marriage it won't go down well with many of the American public, and it shows he lacks judgement.

  98. ptdkle says – reply to this


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    Whatever happened to Liberty?

  99. jenna says – reply to this


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    I'm all for equality, but after close reflection on my own disastrous love life I'm of the view that we should get there by banning marriage for heterosexuals also. If nobody can get married then nobody can take it away from others.



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    finally. he just didn't want to say it to piss off the ignorant morons of the country (aka the south)

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