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Gay Marriage / Obama / A Discussion #996067

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The issue of President Obama's flip-flop position on same-sex marriage reviewed; some of his statements over the years quoted. [August 18, 2008, OBAMA - says marriage is a union between a man and a woman; states marriage has not been defined in the Constitution, but he believes in civil unions for gays.] [From YouTube, White House communications director Dan PFEIFFER†- comments on the president's position: his position is evolving on same-sex marriage.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY†- comments on Obama's position on same-sex marriage: evolving.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Paul Begala and gay/human rights activist Cleve Jones about Obama and same-sex marriage. [BEGALA - explains Obama's politics in Chicago {'96} and on the national stage; states we need to energize the gay base; guesses Obama will come out for marriage equality.] [JONES - says Obama has made a political decision and he is behind the curve on the issue; states the tide of history is clear and he needs to move: New York is an opportunity.]

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