Patch's Poll: What Do You Think About Obama's New Support Of Gay Marriage?

The president told ABC News that his thinking had "evolved" on the subject. How do you feel about his decision?

The day after voters in North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman, President Obama told ABC News on Wednesday that he now supports gay marriage.

The president — who still supports states deciding the issue — said his personal views had gone through an "evolution" based on conversations with family and friends and the views of his own daughters.

"They are much more comfortable with it," the president told Robin Roberts in an interview to be shown on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday. Excerpts will air tonight on ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer."

”You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples," Obama said in the interview. "There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.”

In Connecticut, gay marriage is legal.

How do you feel about Obama's change of heart? Take our poll and tell us more in the comments.

Heather May 11, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Actually, the $40000 a plate dinner was planned long before Obama's announcement. Try not to make assumptions, do a little reading and get your facts straight.
Sue P. May 11, 2012 at 05:45 PM
PDY they are removing my no swearing comments again so if you want to read what I said go to my profile and read comments on your left. I think they are in the process of deleting Roys too.
Sue P. May 11, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Nope they are just deleting mine and Johns. HMMMM I wonder why that is.
roy May 11, 2012 at 07:23 PM
PDY, I am not trying to convince anyone of anything. This isn't an argument. This is like a notification. What should I tone down? I speak out against racism, misogyny, and homophobia. Silence, or polite speech, doesnt' work with those types of people. Silence may be the worst approach. It not only breeds that incipient hatred, it also incites that purposeful and hateful behavior. Racism caused the deaths of Cheney, Goodman, & Schwermer. Homophobics caused the death of Matthew Shephard; and emergency rooms are constantly filled by the angry misogynists who put their wives and girlfriends into those ERs - night after night. I am not worried about the sensibilities of people who hate. I just want to call them out. Identify those people, and the social, political, and religious organizations who protect them, cannot be toned down. Silence puts gays, lesbians, transgender people, people of color, and women in danger. The dangers aren't rhetorical he-said, she-said, they are real dangers, dangers that injure, or maim, and kill. Should I tone down my speech, and Ishould I yield to the niceties ot polite that allow the violence. If those folks are offended, what they do to the human condition is far worse. Tone down, for what, and for whom???
John Yannacci, Sr. May 11, 2012 at 08:59 PM
The only hatred I see is from roy.


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