Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Obama gay marriage LA

  • President Barack Obama came out in support for gay marriage Wednesday, and Los Angeles leaders rejoiced with gay rights supporters in a chorus of cheers and statements praising him for his political and moral courage.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • WASHINGTON -- President Obama's decision to embrace gay marriage may add a political complication to his reelection bid, but it is also unleashing a wave of new financial support from gay and lesbian donors who were already major backers of his candidacy.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Thanks to exposure to the radioactive rhetoric of Joe Biden, President Obama's position on gay marriage has undergone its final mutation.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • WASHINGTON -- President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage is an election-year boost to his liberal base that comes with some risks. Obama, after all, had good reasons to resist this shift up to now.
  • (Orlando Sentinel)
  • San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, a Republican who risked his political career by supporting gay marriage, applauded President Obamas decision Wednesday a political event or to visit his home in La Jolla.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • President Obama said Wednesday that he now supports gay marriage.
  • (Baltimore Sun)
  • Call it Obamas Gay Marriage Evolution Completed Today a base -- I -- I was with -- speaking to a group of gay leaders in -- in Los Angeles -- LA -- two, two weeks ago.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Gay-marriage supporters said Obama's pronouncement on Wednesday would galvanize David Sharp in Portland, Maine, and Rachel La Corte in Olympia, Wash., contributed to this report.
  • (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
  • Voters in North Carolina on Tuesday approved Amendment One, a fiercely debated and highly restrictive amendment to the state constitution that defines marriage as attention in the gay rights debate.
  • (Orlando Sentinel)

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