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We don’t know for sure, but several reports suggest that President Barack Obama will endorse same-sex marriage during his hyped-up interview with ABC News today.The interview, conducted by Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, was taped at the White House this afternoon, and details are expected to leak any minute now. Excerpts will released this afternoon, The full segment is set to air tomorrow morning.
Obama has been under increased pressure to define his stance on gay marriage this week, in the wake of Vice President Joe Biden’s remark on Sunday that he is “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriage. Since then, the White House press corps have been bombarding Press Secretary Jay Carney about the President’s position on the issue.
Now, in the wake of yesterday’s passage of a same-sex marriage ban in North Carolina — the state that will, incidentally, host the Democratic National Convention this year — it is virtually guaranteed that Obama will be asked to clarify his stance during this afternoon’s interview.
There is some indication that Obama is ready for the question — and that the interview was actually planned for the explicit purpose of debuting the President’s new position. According to The New York Times, the interview was hastily planned after Biden’s comments, suggesting that the White House wanted to get the President in front of cameras quickly, to handle the issue in person.
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