White House Press Secretary Challenged On Obama’s 1996 Gay Marriage Questionnaire

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This afternoon, the Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson and Metro Weekly’s Chris Geidner asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about Dan Pfeiffer’s recent claim that a 1996 questionnaire in which Barack Obama said he supported same-sex marriage was not written by the president, despite his signature being affixed to the bottom of the document.

The White House has since walked back the claim, insisting that Pfeiffer was referring to a different survey, and during today’s exchange, Carney reiterated that the document was, in fact, signed by Obama. “Dan was referring to another questionnaire,” Carney said. He would not say if Obama supported marriage equality in 1996. Watch it:

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