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President Barack Obama, center, stops to take a group picture with neighborhood residents in Atlanta, Friday, March, 16, 2012. Obama is attending a private fundraiser across the street when he made this unannounced stop to get out and greet people. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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.