Obama reaffirms same-sex marriage support

President Barack ObamaBY SAM STEIN
Huffington Post Gay Voices

An Obama administration official on Saturday confirmed the president’s support for legislation that prevents the federal government from denying same-sex couples the same protections received by their straight counterparts. The same official also repeated that the president supports three ballot initiatives in separate states legalizing gay marriage, and opposes a constitutional amendment in Minnesota that would ban it.

The reiteration of the president’s gay marriage plank comes at a time when neither campaign is actually litigating the issue (at least not publicly). But on Friday, the president was pressed on the matter during an interview with MTV. According to ABC News, he “demurred” when pressed as to whether he saw a federal role in advancing gay marriage during his second term.

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