May 11th, 2012
07:10 AM ET
6 years ago

How Obama made his same-sex marriage decision

(CNN) - Before President Barack Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage this week, White House officials gave mixed signals on just how and when the president had originally planned to roll out his support for the issue.

Some said an announcement had been in the works for a while and was imminent, while others said that the president intended to reveal his beliefs during a previously scheduled appearance on "The View" this Monday.


Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • President Obama • Same-sex marriage
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Scott E Downer

    Any Idea what will break a Nation ? the Idea we can change 2 thousand years of religion . Never mind how turning same sex marriage would bankrupt this country in lobbiest and Laws to crime and segregation,Murder and abuse to kids going to school. President Obama has no clue and will go down as the worst President in History Bar none !

    May 11, 2012 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  2. Charles Itseghosimhe

    Obama is just been political about the issue of same-sex marriage. I think the election fever is having its toll on him. Same-sex marriage will gradually die a natural death even when all laws have been made to legalize it. Check out Sharia law that arose in Nigeria some years ago (if you know the story). It is as good as dead! That's the shape same-sex marriage going will take.

    May 11, 2012 07:18 am at 7:18 am |
  3. jim rodriguez

    Obama came out the closet! I knew he was gay. His wife looks like jj from good times!
    Marriage is between a man and a woman!

    Romney 2012!!!!!!

    May 11, 2012 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  4. Name Amfani Ayam

    The American president's approval for the legalization of the gay marrige right was just a measure to lunch his campaign for the next election wise decision, but morally its a blunder considering the fact that marriage is meant to be between a man and a woman, that's my realist perspective, but it's the truth

    May 11, 2012 08:34 am at 8:34 am |