President Obama made history this week, becoming the first President to declare that same-sex couples deserve the same rights under the law as other married couples.
“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." With those words, President Obama made history, becoming the first President to advocate marriage equality for same-sex couples. The President previously advocated domestic partnerships, but said his views have evolved over the last few years. Political analysts are divided on what the announcement will mean for the President’s re-election prospects.
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