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President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at Henry Ford Museum, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Dearborn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Pres. Obama endorses gay marriage

May 9, 2012

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.