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President Barack Obama
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I want to thank Barack Obama today for becoming the first President to support the full equality for Gay People. Since he has taken office he has done more to advance the equality of GLBT people than all other Presidents combined but today he has taken a historic step and quite a political risk to support marriage equality.

He deserves our thanks, our respect...and our support. Bow
#2
Barack is my friend's Boo [in her dreams] lol.

Since he became president, I've always liked him. I'll admit, in the beginning, it was mostly because he was the first black [half black] president, but now I genuinely like this man.

He's relatable, not a stiff and is actually a human and not some stiff robot who doesn't like change.

He already has my respect and support, even if I'm not American!

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He will ultimately make positive changes, not only in America, but other places as well. Why vote for Mitt Romney? Who wants a man who doesn't support women's rights or rights in general for the vast majority?

Barack all the way Dazzler1
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#3
After I wrote this I went to the website and made my first donation to a US Presidential election. I have donated before on a state level...especially for Barbara Boxer (California Senator)... but this is my first time for a President. I was thrilled to do it.
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Greg Milam, US correspondent
Barack Obama has said he now supports same-sex marriage - an issue that has wide implications in this US election year.

The President said he has concluded that it is important for him to affirm that he thinks same-sex couples should be able to get married.
He came to the conclusion over the course of "several years of talking to family and friends".
"I have hesitated on gay marriage in part because I thought that civil unions would be sufficient," Mr Obama said in an interview with ABC at the White House.
He added: "I was sensitive to the fact that for a lot of people the word 'marriage' was something that invokes very powerful traditions, religious beliefs and so forth.
"It is important for me personally to go ahead and affirm that same-sex couples should be able to get married."
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#5
My heart felt gratitude, that is awesome.

Thank you Mr Obama .
#6
Obama still leaves it up to the individual states

from a bigger view than gay marriage the re election of Obama is needed to keep the country safely out of the hands of stupid. In my humble view the GOP candidate is not presidential. I hope this endorsement will help the Democrats not hinder them to get elected and or re-elected.
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I'm glad Obama has changed his position to stand for full equality rather than his previous position of "less inequality." I just read about the changes here:

http://www.news-journalonline.com/breaki...riage.html

Quote:Obama spoke about his support for gay marriage in deeply personal terms, saying his young daughters, Malia and Sasha, have friends whose parents are same-sex couples.

"Malia and Sasha, it wouldn't dawn on them that somehow their friends' parents would be treated different," Obama said. "It doesn't make sense to them and frankly, that's the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective."

Obama said first lady Michelle Obama also was involved in his decision and joins him in supporting gay marriage.

"In the end the values that I care most deeply about and she cares most deeply about is how we treat other people," he said.

Acknowledging that his support for same-sex marriage may rankle religious conservatives, Obama said he thinks about his faith in part through the prism of the Golden Rule - treating others the way you would want to be treated.

"That's what we try to impart to our kids and that's what motivates me as president and I figure the most consistent I can be in being true to those precepts, the better I'll be as a as a dad and a husband and hopefully the better I'll be as president," Obama said.

I just hope it doesn't hurt him. While I know moderate Republicans who are disgusted with their Party's war on women, gays, and separation of church & state since 2010 (where these became defining traits for them rather than side issues normally seized by the more extreme politicians), I also know just how sensitive plenty can be on this topic.

For example, I once heard a woman (a sucker of a scheming evangelist who exploited her, IMO) who stood up for Obama when her fellow church members were calling him a Communist and she gave her reasons why she thought Obama was a good president. Then one said Obama "legalized perversion" (I can only guess he meant an end to DADT) and this alone changed her mind, all the good he'd done for the country was meaningless against one favor for the gay community. Some even believe that if the USA fully accepts gays that their petty god will destroy us all, so they're literally seeing this issue as one of life & death.
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Back to where he was in 1996.


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very accurate observation except his presidency started 2009
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Now i'm not trying to shut him down or anything. Because i do in act like him. But it just seems a little odd. It takes obama 4 years to fully root for us. Isnt it odd that he annonces this just around his next potential re-election? gaining our favor just so we can vote for him? anyway. a dirty trick in my opinion.

BUT, he is STILL GETTING MY VOTE. BECAUSE ROMNEY IS A FUCKIN JERK. AND I WILL NOT STAND FOR HIS RE ELECTION. They called it bullying what he did to that gay guy in his younger years. I call it discrimination. And we've worked to hard to gain the little rights we do have just to elect a president that has already been confirmed to not like our folk and possibly attempt to shut us down or worse. regardless if its obama's dirty trick. at LEAST i can trust the man. he's not a dumbass like bush and he's not a gay basher like romney. obama definetely has my vote this year.
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