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Obama and gay marriage - Ilya Shlyakhter (notestaff) - letters to editors
May 11th, 2012
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Obama and gay marriage
Fallout From the Gay-Marriage Decision

Re “Obama Endorses Same-Sex Marriage, Taking Stand on Charged Social Issue” (front page, May 10):

President Obama is safe from the charge of opportunism. He did not brazenly insist that he supported gay marriage all along.

He stated his position not to a narrow group of extremist primary voters but to the whole country. His “evolution,” while gradual, has been in only one direction; a year ago, his administration stopped defending the Defense of Marriage Act.

No one seriously believes that Mr. Obama’s new position is anything but permanent. In short, the president looked at Mitt Romney and did the opposite.

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