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President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak at the White House Forum on Women and the Economy, Friday, April 6, 2012, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/ Haraz N. Ghanbari)

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak at the White House Forum on Women and the Economy, Friday, April 6, 2012, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/ Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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.