Much has been said and speculated about President Obama's "evolving" - and yes, it's a journalistic requisite to put that word in quotations - stance on gay marriage over the past two years. However, today in an interview with with ABC News, President Obama stated for the first time his unequivocal support for same-sex 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,” President Obama said today, less than 24 hours after North Carolina became the 30th state in the United States to adopt a constitutional amendment exclusively defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
He punctuated his statement shortly thereafter on his official Twitter account.
"Same-sex couples should be able to get married."—President Obama
As you'd expect if you were watching Twitter last night after North Carolina's Amendment 1 passed, or if you've ever looked at Twitter even once in your life, the Twitterati, as is their wont, went ablaze with a spectrum of responses to the President's declaration.
Fox Nation says 'Obama Declares War on Marriage.' They left out the word 'Inequality.'
@BarackObama will do anything to improve his Klout score.This
first Mr President returns to sender the prop about samesex marriage and now he said that they should be able to get married. I'm confused
So who's making the "other issues we should ask Biden about" Tumblr?
Proud of President Obama's historic support of the freedom to marry.
Ok Mr President and Mr Vice-President, religious scholars you are not.
Mitt Romney in Oklahoma: "Well, of course, I thought about gay marriage a long time ago... WAIT! I DIDN'T MEAN IT LIKE THAT!"
I want to same-sex marry Obama
Words are wind, Mr President.
How can you be a nation saying you're under God but doing the complete opposite one day we all gonna be held accountable even u mr.president
Bums me out to see people acting proud of Obama today. "Supporting" gay marriage is just a PR tactic to kow-tow to the left and youth votes.
In the last five minutes my marriage COLLAPSED and I got engaged to my neighbor Steve. Did something happen?!