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Obama: ‘I think same sex couples should be able to get married’

President Obama told ABC News that his evolution leads him to support same-sex marriage.

I mentioned earlier that Pres. Obama was going to give an interview clarifying his “evolving” position on same-sex marriage. The video of the key moment is below. The key passage goes like this:

“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point 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.”

Here’s the video: