Poll: Obama is in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage, What do San Ramonians Think?

The president told ABC News that his thinking has "evolved" on the subject of same-sex marriage. How do you feel about his decision?

President Obama told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday that he now supports same-sex marriage.

The president—who still supports states deciding the issue on their own—said his personal views had gone through an "evolution" based on conversations with family and friends and the views of his own daughters.

"They are much more comfortable with it," the president told Robin Roberts in an interview to be shown on “Good Morning America” Thursday. Excerpts aired Wednesday night on ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer."

”You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples," Obama said in the interview. "There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.”

What is your opinion of same-sex marriage? How do you feel about Obama's change of heart? Take our poll and tell us more in the comments.

John Boyer, Jr May 11, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Marriage was in fact instituted by God, see Matt, 19:4-6 “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? ... Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” That is marriage as established by God and since the time of Adam understood to be marriage by man. Religion is defined as "a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, ..., and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs." (www.dictionary.com). As such, everyone has a religion that defines their moral view of the world. It would be impossible not to bring one's set of beliefs (religion) to bear when discussing marriage. Hate is not necessarily a bad thing. God is a hater, a hater of sin, not of man. See Proverbs 6:16-19 "There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet.." It is possible to hate the sin and not the sinner. Therefore please do count me as a hater, of the sin, but not of sinners. For if I would hate the sinner, I would be hating myself as well as all the people in the world. For we are all sinners in the eyes of our Lord, and only by His grace as we saved.
Mike May 11, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Flip flop flip. When Obama was in the Illinois state senate, he was for gay marriage. When he first ran for president, he was against gay marriage. Now that he is running for re-election as president, he is for gay marriage. It looks like he is for or against gay marriage depending on political convenience and money donations to his campaign.
Renae Wilber May 13, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Very well said Summer.
DAN SHELTON May 23, 2012 at 08:46 AM
Freedom is Freedom. Equality is equality. Can't we all just get along? Let us all live in peace. We are all part of a big family called the human race. What the world needs now is love, sweet love.
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