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Obama Interview / Same-Sex Marriage / A Discussion #1021593

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 09, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Obama's newly stated position on same-sex marriage introduced. [On ABC News, OBAMA - says same-sex couples should be able to marry, that the word marriage links to tradition, but same-sex relationships are around; affirms he and First Lady Michelle Obama are practicing Christians and our faith is based on the Golden Rule.] Obama's earlier position noted. [December 22, 2010, October 3, 2011, OBAMA; June 20, 2011, White House press secretary Jay CARNEY†- says his position is evolving.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Paul Begala, Jessica Yellin and Alex Castellanos and director Evan Wolfson about the administration and same-sex marriage. [YELLIN - outlines the administration's process in speaking out in support of same-sex marriage; points out the politics of Obama's statement.] [BEGALA - calls this a forward-looking move by Obama; criticizes the position of Mitt Romney on gay rights issues; states Obama seemed authentic on a polarizing issue that may hurt him politically.] [WOLFSON - calls this a great day with the president supporting same-sex marriage.] [CASTELLANOS - assesses the political risk to Obama; notes the plus for Romney as a wave of young people come into politics and may align with Republican principles.] Other material: [Mitt ROMNEY - says marriage is between a man and a woman.]

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