ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 09, 2012
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(White House: Robin Roberts) The Obama interview presented. [OBAMA - says gays and lesbians should be treated fairly and equally; outlines his evolving personal thought process about affirming same-sex couples being allowed to marry; notes it is a generational issue and his wife feels as he does.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer; White House: Robin Roberts) Obama's answer about Vice President Joe Biden's "authentic" response about the issue discussed.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The culture wars on same-sex marriage noted.
(White House: Jake Tapper) The nation's division over the issue examined; poll findings on a generational and racial gap cited. [Mitt ROMNEY - says marriage is between a man and a woman and it is a tender topic.] A statement from talk show host Ellen DeGeneres quoted. [Gay couple Todd BLOODWORTH, Andy McNEILL, Virginia barber black man Charles ROBINSON - state positions.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos) The possible risks for Obama in taking a position on same-sex marriage and how this was not a Biden-Obama plan to make a public position discussed.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Further coverage of the interview on ABC shows noted.
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