President Obama: I Support Gay Marriage

Same-sex marriage emerged as a hot-button issue earlier in the week.

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Meanwhile, 30 states have passed constitutional amendments banning gay marriage and in all 32 instances that the question has been put to voters for popular approval it has failed.

A Pew Research Center Survey pegs support at 47 percent in 2012, up from 35 percent in 2001.

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  • Rebekah Metzler is a political writer for U.S. News & World Report. You can contact her at rmetzler@usnews.com or follow her on Twitter.