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President Obama Opposes ‘Efforts To Deny Rights To Same-Sex Couples’

By Zack Ford  

"President Obama Opposes ‘Efforts To Deny Rights To Same-Sex Couples’"


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White House spokesperson Shin Inouye told the Washington Blade yesterday that President Obama opposes the effort by New Hampshire Republicans to repeal marriage equality, saying he “believes strongly in stopping laws designed to take rights away”:

INOUYE: While the president does not weigh in on every single action taken by legislative bodies in our country, the record is clear that the president has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same-sex couples. The president believes strongly in stopping laws designed to take rights away.

It has been well over a year since Obama said that he was “evolving” on the issue of marriage equality and he has faced scrutiny for stalling on that evolution. In this week’s Metro Weekly, Chris Geidner has outlined some ways the Proposition 8 court case could create opportunities for the president to complete his evolution.

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