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Same Sex Marriage - President Obama support

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

President Obama announced Wednesday that he believes same-sex couples should be granted the right to marry, becoming the first U.S. president in history to stand up and declare his support for this level of civil rights for gays.

Obama’s announcement gave an immediate jolt to the decades-long movement for gay equality at a moment when a growing number of states are moving to ban — or legalize — same-sex unions and as polls show a majority of Americans support marriage rights.

For Obama personally, the disclosure completed a long conversion process that advisers said ended earlier this year after soul-searching and talks with his family.

“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,” Obama said in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News. Polls show Americans' views on gay marriage are shifting faster than for many other hot-button social issues, with 49% in favor.

Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, said: "His presidency has shown that our nation can move beyond its shameful history of discrimination and injustice. In him, millions of young Americans have seen that their futures will not be limited by what makes them different."

"In supporting marriage equality, President Obama extends that message of hope to a generation of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, helping them understand that they too can be who they are and flourish as part of the American community."

 

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President Obama – Gay Marriage, ABC News exclusive interview

 

 

 

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Prop “8”: A Play about the Fight for Marriage Equality, Dustin Lance Black. Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis.

 

 

 

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Cinema for Peace Award for Most Valuable Movie of the Year 2008: MILK by Gus Van Sant, with Sean Penn

 

 

 

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Before Night Falls by Julian Schnabel, with Javier Bardem (2000)

 

 

 

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Boys Don’t Cry by Kimberly Peirce, with Hilary Swank (Academy Award for Best Actress (1999)