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What Is Barack Obama's Issue on Gay Marriage?

Would You Like to See Obama Take on Social Issues?

Gay couples have a lot of influential supporters in Hollywood, but the most powerful man in the country has come up short. This week's ruling that California's gay marriage ban violates the constitution highlights the fact that Obama does not personally support gay marriage (although he also didn't support Prop 8), and has yet to bring big victories on other issues like don't ask, don't tell.

Since becoming president, Obama has declined to take on other divisive "culture war" issues like abortion, race, and guns. To cut him a little slack, he's understandably busy with two wars and the economy, and you could characterize healthcare as a social justice issue. But would you still like to see more?

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