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gay marriage

Mark Manz, who got married in 2008 in California when gay marriage was legal there, now lives in Hawaii and writes that his marriage was "downgraded" to a civil union when he moved. He says "Obama and Congress need to take steps to work together" to bring gay marriage to all 50 states. "Obama ran on change; we didn't get much the first four years. I am hoping that now that he has nothing to lose, this change will happen. ... We want the freedom to love no matter where we live and hope Obama gives that to us these next four years."

Inauguration 2013: Readers’ hopes for the next four years

As President Barack Obama begins his second term, Yahoo News readers share photos of something close to them that they hope Washington will address over the next four years.