President Obama has ended more than a year of deliberation by saying that he thinks that gay and lesbian couples should be able to marry. His move delights backers but is risky politics six months before the election. (May 9) Subscribe to the Associated Press: http://bit.ly/APYouTube Download AP Mobile: http://www.ap.org/mobile/ Associated Press on Facebook: http://apne.ws/c7lQTV Associated Press on Twitter: http://apne.ws/bTquhb Associated Press on Google+: http://bit.ly/zuTKBL
Via The Huffington Post: "An unexpected surge in support to place same-sex marriage on the Democratic Party platform at the August convention has energized LGBT advocates and complicated an already delicate situation facing President Barack Obama's reelection campaign...".* Should president Obama put gay marriage on the platform? The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur gives his take. * http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/15/barack-obama-gay-rights-dnc-democratic-platform_n_1346454.html Subscribe to The Young Turks: http://bit.ly/eWuu5i Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here: http://www.current.com/gettyt The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: http://www.gplus.to/TheYoungTurks Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tytnation Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks
BREAKING: Here's President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage: 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.