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Published: Wednesday, May 9 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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The Deuce
Livermore, CA

As we head into the final stages of the election, hopefully we will begin to see more clear distinctions between the candidates which will help everyone have a more informed vote. I do respect a person for taking a stance on a topic rather than skirting the issue. We now know what direction Pres. Obama will take on this topic. I would like to have a better idea of what he sees for the fiture direction of the US: a more socialistic society or one more of states rights and individual rights?

Sanpete, UT

Flip Flopper!

Whos Life RU Living?
Ogden, UT

Wow thought he wouldn't do it. Obama has secured my vote.

Farmington, Utah

More the reason to get this guy out of office. Vote for Romney!

Huntsville, UT

Just read about this on another news source.

Progress, it comes in baby steps.

Salt Lake City, UT

It's about time. We have allowed our Gay brothers and sisters to be treated as second class citizens for too long.

It's way passed time to treat our gay and lesbian neighbors as equally as we treat our straight neighbors.

American Fork, UT

OK, three plus years ago, I posted on here that Obama would turn out to be the worst President in American history - can we all now finally agree that has come true?

Is there any doubt?

For Heaven's sake - a convict serving time in a Texas prison got nearly 40% of the vote in the West Virginia Primary last night because DEMOCRATS in that state can't stand Obama.

Now he feels the need to support gay marriage - a proposition that was voted down in North Carolina just last night. A "swing" state that Obama needs to win for re-election.

I challenge anyone - tell me why he's not the worst President EVER!

Logan, UT

It's a great day to finally have a sitting President that believes that I deserve to be treated equally under the law in this country! Obama 2012!

Lindon, UT

Obama is quoted as saying that it is important for him "personally" that gay marriage be allowed. This may be a personal desire of his, but the question is whether or not it is able to be legally upheld under the Constitution.

Columbus, OH

As to the flip-flopping issue, please note that democrats weren't the ones calling Romney out on his abortion issue, etc. Democrats full-heartedly believe that he has become anti-choice on abortion, and that's precisely why they wouldn't ever vote for him. Our worry isn't that he won't stop pandering and 'evolving' more to the right to please party bosses, it's precisely that he will continue to trend right.

A main concern with Romney is that he seems to have complete amnesia when it comes to history. He is now claiming credit for the recovery of the auto industry, even though it recovered through exactly the opposite course of action from the one he prescribed.

Magna, UT

Now that we have the President's declaration supporting fairness and Marriage Equality for gays and lesbians, I want to hear Candidate Romney justify the five points of the National Organization for Marriage Pledge that he was so quick to sign during the Republican Primaries.
Especially the requirement that he only appoint anti-gay Judges to the Federal Bench and Supreme Court, and an anti-gay candidate to the position of U. S. Attorney General.

American Fork, UT

I'm continually impressed with our president's bravery and accomplishments. He got us out of the recession a few months after he became our president. We are now gaining jobs each month rather than losing them as was the case at the end of President Bush's term. His leadership helped us catch Bin Laden. He is ending the war in Iraq. And now, he is pushing for complete equality for all U.S. citizens. I liked President Bush too, but President Obama is amazing.

Vernal, UT

Obama; says no to rendition then says yes, no to Gitmo then yes, no to the Patriot Act then yes, no to gay marriage and now...

Let meet this right, President Obama accuses Mitt Romney of flip-flopping? I guess that accusation won't stick anymore.

Vernal, UT

I wonder what else President Obama will 'evolve' on this election year.

Salt Lake City, Utah

@ LindonMan: "... the question is whether or not it is able to be legally upheld under the Constitution."

If what is able to be legally upheld under the Constitution? His opinion?

Provo Boy
Salt Lake City, UT

It's not just Obama whose views are evolving on this issue. It's the entire nation. In 1996, 27% of Americans supported same sex marriage and 65% opposed. Today, over half the country supports same sex marriage. It's an idea that all of you who oppose it will have to get used to. You're going to be on the wrong side of history. Your children and grandchildren will be unable to comprehend how you could ever so vehemently oppose something so normal and fair to them.

Provo, UT

Prepare to see a lot more 'evolution' once Nov 6 is past if he wins.

Salt Lake City, UT

@anyone saying the words flip-flopper.

You do know what flip-flopping is right? It's when you take a position, reverse it (the flip), and then go back to the original version (the flop). So a lot of things called flip-flopping are not that such as this change on gay marriage or Romney's change on mandates. If it's only one change, it's only a flip.

"I posted on here that Obama would turn out to be the worst President in American history - can we all now finally agree that has come true?"

Buchanan and Hoover were way way worse. Obama's gained jobs over 24 consecutive months, gotten us out of the Iraq war, passed a healthcare expansion that will provide access to millions of people. Besides, this gay marriage thing is a good thing.

"no to Gitmo then yes"

He didn't say yes. Congress just blocked him so he didn't really have a choice. Again, flip-flopping means returning to the original position after flipping.

Bronx, NY

thank you for finally getting of the fence President Obama, better late then never.

Cedar Hills, UT

Gee how predictable. Just before the election and just in time to try and rally his far left zombies. This man has no principles - only a rigid ideology and a willingness to do anything for votes. This isn't going to play well with independent voters which should expand Romney's aleady 10 point lead among independents.

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