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From the NEW YORK TIMES:By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MICHAEL BARBARO
3:09 p.m. | Updated President Obama declared for the first time on Wednesday that he supports same-sex marriage, putting the moral power of his presidency behind a social issue that continues to divide the country.
“At a certain point,” Mr. Obama said in an interview in the Cabinet Room at the White House with ABC’s Robin Roberts, “I’ve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.”
The comments end years of public equivocating over the divisive social issue for the president, who has previously said he opposed gay marriage but repeatedly said he was “evolving” on the issue because of contact with friends and others who are gay.
Mr. Obama’s remarks — becoming the first sitting president to support extending the rights and status of marriage to gay couples — came after long-standing pressure from gay rights activists who are among his most loyal constituent but have been frustrated by his refusal to weigh in on the issue.
But the decision to risk the potential political damage in an election year by coming out in favor of same-sex marriages appears to have been driven by the unexpected declarations of support for gay marriage by his vice president and several cabinet members.
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That’s right girls and boys! Wait, read that flier more closely! It is only for boys! WTF!!!! BOYS ONLY!!! Isn’t that illegal? Oh, it’s Israel not the USA. Okay, so let me get this straight; Israel requires all female as well as male citizens to join the army, but allows one sex events. That’s fair. Not!
“Last Sunday over 200 of us got together to film a video for equality organised by Australian Marriage Equality and directed by DJ Dan Murphy. Please share the video with everyone you know. We need to drive the message home. There is a National Labor Conference in December and we are having a Rally for Equality to coincide with it in early December.”