Washington (CNN) – In an election year that some pundits have predicted will be focused on jobs and the economy, social issues like same-sex marriage have stolen the spotlight a surprising number of times. But experts say don't expect those hot-button topics to be the ultimate markers of the 2012 cycle.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama officially came out in support of the right of Americans to marry same-sex partners, ending a streak of ambiguity over his position that has long perplexed supporters of marriage equality.
I support this president. It should be none of our business. It is personal. Yes, obama12.
Ssocial issues are not going to turn the election? Of course that depends on whose social issues we are talking about.
I am more interested in what the tea tards want to do, and so many have already done in the state level, AGAINST WOMEN'S RIGHTS!!!.
That, to me, is more important than the issue of two people who love each other being able to get married.
if mitt gets elected –war with iran will be first on his list-military industrial complex and the oil company,s will demand it,i don,t think china will bankroll it.to pay for it they will put social security,medicaid, medicare, health care and all other social safe nets on temp.hold [never to return] in the name of national security,republican,s will kill two birds with one stone they will get there war and get rid of every thing they hate
drip...drip...drip....this country is rotting from the inside....
I would hope that votes are thinking of all the issues and don't have one that stops them from voting for a candidate. If you are a one issue voter, then you aren't thinking and seeing the full picture. That hurts the country.
Some social issues are bound to play significant roles in the way voters vote. GOP attack and disrespect for issues surrounding women cannot be overlooked if women really care about their own welfare and freedom of choice. And candidates honesty or dishonesty would also be considered. Romney took a false credit about the auto bail out, and now he is denying his party's indifference to women concerns. His dishonesty and distortion are features of his brand of religion that distorts and fabricates religious ideas .
For me and my house we wont forget the social issues especially the importance of a cohort called family unit
Complex and disappointing, unfortunately.
This issue is hotter than any issue since the March of MLK. I am proud of President Obama. He has shown great leadership to point out civility and equality among all humans beings in this great nation called United States of America.
Romney is going to have to keep holding on to that next-in-line deli ticket for another 4 years.
Obama made me proud today. I live in a country where were one step closer to Freedom really meaning...Freedom. Not to forget "Judge ye less ye be judged".