Same-sex marriage: Boost in 'economic inequities' fight
May 9th, 2012
07:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Same-sex marriage: Boost in 'economic inequities' fight

New York (CNNMoney) - Advocates are hopeful that President Obama's decision to support same-sex marriage will bring gay couples one step closer to equal treatment on taxes, Social Security and other important financial matters.

Obama said in an interview Wednesday on ABC News that his views on gay marriage have evolved, and that he now supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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  1. Anonymous

    Know who else support gay marriage? Over half the country.

    May 9, 2012 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  2. Larry L

    Good for the President! Taking a stand to ensure the rights of all Americans is the right thing to do. That bit about state-sponsored homophobia "protecting families" was never explained in a logical way. It simply looks like the "small government" crowd didn't think vaginal probes for women seeking abortions was invasive enough.

    May 9, 2012 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I can't believe we are really spending this much time on the subject. We need to talk about how Congress hasn't done enough talking (between the House and Senate) about jobs related bill.

    May 9, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  4. George

    Awesome courage, Mr. President!

    May 10, 2012 06:36 am at 6:36 am |
  5. Gurgyl

    President is wise, smart dude.

    May 10, 2012 07:04 am at 7:04 am |
  6. Nelson Colorado Springs Co

    Most people in America is hung up on the word SEX. this is about equal treatment on taxes, social security, health care and spouse right.

    May 10, 2012 07:49 am at 7:49 am |