After marriage announcement, Obama makes money pitch
May 9th, 2012
09:31 PM ET
11 years ago

After marriage announcement, Obama makes money pitch

(CNN) - Hours after endorsing same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC News Wednesday, President Barack Obama sent an explanation of the decision to supporters, ending with a request to donate to his re-election campaign.

"Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer: I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry," Obama wrote in the email.

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He went on: "I respect the beliefs of others, and the right of religious institutions to act in accordance with their own doctrines. But I believe that in the eyes of the law, all Americans should be treated equally. And where states enact same-sex marriage, no federal act should invalidate them."

The last line was a call for donations: "More than 1.9 million people like you power this campaign. If you can, please donate today," Obama wrote while linking to a form for giving money to his campaign.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Same-sex marriage
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Jerry

    Now, are there any doubts about the reason for Mr. Obama's flip-flopping?! He and his cronies believe that the presidency is for sale. I am hoping that the gay community across America is smarter than that. He wants your money now, however, after the 2012 elections you (gays) will NOT be on his radar.

    Besides, lets make sure that Mr. Obama and his lapdogs get a clear message that the White House is NOT FOR SALE.

    Anything to deviate from his failures on the economy, jobs, etc., etc., etc.

    With this administration, hypocrisy knows no bounds.

    May 10, 2012 06:25 am at 6:25 am |
  2. George

    President Obama gets my money and vote for the second time around.

    May 10, 2012 06:27 am at 6:27 am |
  3. Marie MD

    FORWARD. Check to be received Saturday or next week.
    I like a man who stands by his principles instead of waiting to see what his handlers and everyone else thinks before making a decision. I don't care how small or big a decision.
    Channel 4 (DC) just announced that this might turn off the conservatives (LOL) against the President. As if he ever had them. WHO CARES about the haters and bible thumping hypocrites. Love everyone just as long as you think and worship like me.

    May 10, 2012 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  4. Gurgyl

    Any one with brain supports Obama.
    Bain capital no good.

    May 10, 2012 06:49 am at 6:49 am |
  5. scott

    I wll donate to Romneys campaign thankyou. The only way i would donate to yours if its get you out of office.

    May 10, 2012 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  6. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    After marriage announcement, Obama makes money pitch

    PANDER & pitch for $$$

    Naaa... Tell me it ain't so !!!
    It must be an "evolved" deeply held "Christian" convicition...
    Never mind what the Bible says... OBAMA has more wisdom than God Himself !!!

    FORWARD to depravity !!!

    May 10, 2012 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  7. Nelson Colorado Springs Co

    Good Job Mr President.

    May 10, 2012 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
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