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December 21, 2012

'I think I’ve helped to solidify this incredibly rapid transformation in people’s attitudes'

After 'evolving' on the issue for the first three years of his term, US President Barack Obama finally publicly came out in support of gay marriage last spring.

In an his 'Person of the Year' interview with Time Magazine, Obama reflects on the shifting tide among American voters who did not turn away from him for his support of gay marriage and in three states, passed marriage equality ballot measures.

November 6, 2012

A trip to the US capital highlights how this city’s intellectual and creative buzz inspires and entertains the nation’s leaders – and its many visitors

It’s the most exciting day in US politics for years. And nowhere is more buzzing than Washington DC as the whole world waits to hear who will be its most famous resident for the next four years.

More than any other city I can think of – except the Vatican – Washington revolves around one man.

The livelihood of so many of its residents, the vibe on the streets and the view the rest of the world has of DC depends on the president.

June 15, 2012

'You have every reason and right to push loudly and forcefully for equality'

President Barack Obama talked about his 'evolution' in gay marriage and called for the US Congress to pass a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act at an LGBT Pride Month reception he hosted at The White House today (15 June).

Obama, who last month became the first sitting president in US history  to publicly support gay marriage, touched on his landmark endorsement during his remarks to guests in The East Room.

June 14, 2012

American singer Justin Brown goes viral on YouTube with a gay parody of the famous video by Obama Girl

Have you ever had a crush on a politician? Well Justin Brown, or ‘Obama Boy’, has seen his YouTube video go viral, chanting his love for the US president:

‘You let us serve openly in the military. I'm so jealous of the first lady.

‘Gay marriage will soon be the norm. It makes me shiny and warm.

‘You support me unlike the right. You're my rainbow colored knight.’

Maybe it’s the president’s repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, or maybe his recent endorsement of gay marriage: that’s why Justin Brown is becoming a new star of the social media.

June 1, 2012

'Discriminating against same-sex couples just isn’t right'

US First Lady Michelle Obama answered a series of questions submitted to her via Twitter on Thursday (31 May) including one about her husband's recent endorsement of gay marriage.

The questioner thanks President Barack Obama for his support and wanted to know about the First Family's discussions about marriage equality.

May 10, 2012

A card signed by up to 100,000 people will be delivered to US President Barack Obama thanking him for public support of gay marriage

Gay rights campaigners hope to collect 100,000 signatures for a card thanking US President Barack Obama for supporting gay marriage.

More than 50,000 people from around the world have already signed the card, which LGBT rights group will deliver to the White House in Washington DC tomorrow (11 May).

May 9, 2012

Becomes first sitting US president to support marriage equality

President Barack Obama made history Wednesday (9 May) by becoming the first sitting US President to support same-sex marriage.

'I've always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly,' Obama said in an interview with ABC News. '... It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples be able to get married.'