Monday, June 20, 2011

NY Times: Obama May Endorse Same-Sex Marriage; His Strategists Studying Effects of Endorsement

President Barack Obama -- who told the U.S. Justice Department last February to stop defending DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) in the courts -- is now considering the idea of endorsing same-sex marriage, the New York Times website reports today (June 20, 2011).

A Democratic strategist told the Times that high-ranking White House officials "are looking at the tactics of how this might be done if the president chose to do it."

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) -- who is openly gay -- said he was asked by an Obama official, "What would be the effect if he came out for same-sex marriage?"

Obama is the prime attraction at a Gala with the Gay Community fundraiser in New York City this week. He also will hold a gay pride at the White House on June 29, the Times reports.

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