CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 09, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Paul Begala, Jessica Yellin and Alex Castellanos and freedomtomarry.org 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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