Less upbeat, Frank Pinto, 62, watched on television at a bar in Hartford, Conn.
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Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America, said she was surprised at the president's "complete silence on the religious freedom The president mentioned it along with the first women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls, N.
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Obama, who only last spring hesitated to declare his public support for gay marriage, soon will have to decide whether his administration will take the potentially huge step of arguing before the Supreme Court that gay marriage is an equal right under the Constitution.
Almost in lockstep, leading Democrats echoed his words.
What a reminder of what Bobby Kennedy once said about how small actions can be like pebbles being thrown into a still lake, and ripples of hope cascade outwards and change the world. Reuse this content. The president publicly endorsed same-sex marriage in and referenced the push for gay marriage in his second inaugural speech.
His wife, Michelle, was with him, and the two held hands while acknowledging the cheers from well-wishers during two separate strolls along the route. Almost in lockstep, leading Democrats echoed his words. Because for all our differences, we are one people, stronger together than we could ever be alone.