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Should same-sex couples in the U.S. be allowed to marry? Why or why not?
Throughout his political career, President Obama has gone back and forth in his views on same-sex marriage. And it makes sense to some extent, given how loaded an issue it is in America, where 30 states have already passed their own amendments banning same-sex marriage.
But it took just 10 words from President Obama to end his career-long wrestling match with the issue. During a deceptively casual television interview on May 9, Obama simply said:
“I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.”
And with that, history was made: he became the first sitting American president to endorse same-sex marriage.