President Obama: I Support Gay Marriage

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


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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