Obama's announcement: why now?
May 9th, 2012
07:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama's announcement: why now?

(CNN) – Was the president planning on publicly expressing support for same-sex marriage before the election? It depends who you ask.

One senior administration official tells CNN President Obama’s advisors were deeply divided over whether it was prudent to make a public statement on the matter before voters weigh in next November.

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