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FILE - In this April 10, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama arrives to speak at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. Seven months before the election, President Barack Obama is just where he expected to be: Taking on Mitt Romney and targeting him as a wishy-washy protector of the rich. With the election likely to hinge on the economy, Obama is stepping firmly into a contentious race backed by an experienced and well-financed campaign organization. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Pres. Obama endorses gay marriage

President Obama announced May 9 that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president.