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Wed May 9, 2012, 06:09 PM

Gay marriage: After Obama speaks out, so does nation (LA Times) -- good comments

Ted Olson, the lawyer who helped lead the court challenge to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriages, Proposition 8, called Wednesday “a proud day for all Americans.”

“The bedrock American principles of freedom and human dignity are central to the political and legal convictions of Republicans, Democrats, liberals, and conservatives alike,” said Olson -- who served as U.S. solicitor general under President George W. Bush -- in a statement released by the group that backed the court case, American Foundation for Equal Rights. “President Obama’s words remind us that marriage and equality are universal values that unite us all. They remind us that we are all — as a people and a nation — striving to form a more perfect union.”

“Obama: Marriage? Gay is okay!” (Glee's Jane) Lynch tweeted. “Pretty darn happy today. Thanks Mr President, for supporting the dignity of my family and so many others!”

"Even though he did it a little late under political pressure - very happy to hear the President come out in support of gay marriage,” (Megan) McCain tweeted. "Unfortunately the issue of gay marriage is still a state to state issue that continues to lose at the ballot box..."
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-obama-gay-marriage-react-20120509,0,1443995.story

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Reply Gay marriage: After Obama speaks out, so does nation (LA Times) -- good comments (Original post)
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Wed May 9, 2012, 06:25 PM

1. This is going to expand. Think about this...

The President of the United States gave everybody tacit approval to openly discuss the equal rights of LGBT people.

Some of the responses are outright surprising.

Shep Smith on FOX
Ted Olson, GWBUSH solicitor general
A few other Republicans.

This is going to get Hugh!!1!!

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