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Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City, OK
(R) Presidential Candidate
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President, Human Rights Campaign
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Pres., Family Research Council
Fort Lupton, CO
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President Obama announced he's changed his mind about same-sex marriages.
He once opposed them.
He later said his views were evolving.
Now, he's taken the next step.
Shelby Lin has the story.
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IT WAS A FIRST BY A SITTING PRESIDENT. HE BROKE THE NEWS IN AN INTERVIEW WITH A-B-C NEWS.
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.
IN RESPONSE, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL MITT ROMNEY REITERATED WHERE HE STANDS.
My view is that marriage itself is a relationship between a man and a woman and that's my own preference. I know other people have differing views. This is a very tender and sensitive topic, as are many social issues, and I have the same view that I've had since running for office.
OBAMA'S NEW VIEW HAS PEOPLE TALKING.
I feel very strongly that marriage is between a man and woman.
This is great, I mean with the president backing this, is like a great step for gay people everywhere.
A GAY AND LESBIAN EQUAL RIGHTS GROUP SAYS IT'S A WATERSHED MOMENT.
We will never have another president, Democrat or Republican, that opposes gay marriage.
THE FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL, WHICH OPPOSES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, SAYS OBAMA'S NEW STANCE HELPS HIS MAIN RIVAL.
The president, I think, has handed to Mitt Romney the one missing piece in his campaign and that is the intensity and motivation that Mitt Romney needs among social conservatives to win this election.
IN SIX MONTHS... VOTERS WILL HAVE THEIR SAY.
I'M SHELBY LIN REPORTING.
The president's announcement came a day after North Carolina voters approved a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Thirty-one states have now voted in favor of constitutional amendments seeking to defend traditional definitions of marriage as a heterosexual union.
PRESIDENT MITT ROMNEY ABC NEWS