Obama talks same-sex marriage on "The View"
May 15th, 2012
12:10 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama talks same-sex marriage on "The View"

(CNN) - Last week, Barack Obama went on record as the first American president to support same-sex marriage, but he doesn't appear ready to take his commitment beyond the endorsement stage.

In an interview that aired Tuesday on ABC's "The View," Obama wouldn't commit to fighting for the the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act - a federal law that defines marriage as the legal union between one man and one woman.


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  1. Gurgyl

    This is about equality clause. Nothing wrong with it. Obama2012.

    May 15, 2012 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  2. Dean

    Every state that has placed the 'Gay Marriage' proposal on the ballot has voted it down...including Maine, Oregon, and California. Once again, Obama is in the minority.

    May 15, 2012 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  3. Common sense!

    Past tense! how will history judge him?

    May 15, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |