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Rick Santorum, who asserted, "I will fight to ensure the cultural elite is not to damage the institution (marriage) which provides the best opportunity to live healthy, happy children and communities prosperous. "President of the Conference of Catholic Uskuo ASM Timothty Cardinal Dolan, expressed deep disappointment over Obama's statement. "We should not still deal with a statement or behavior that could damage the institution of marriage.
A cornerstone of our society, "he said.As is known, poll Reuters / Ipsos showed that more than 39 percent of Americans believe same-sex couples must be married legally. A total of 23.5 percent, said the couple should be allowed to form civil unions but not marry. Nearly 27 percent oppose same-sex marriage.Another poll, Gallup, revealed that 50 percent supported gay marriage and 48 percent opposed. But the poll revealed, young and independent voters who supported Obama in 2008 are likely to support same-sex marriage.Until now, only nine of the 50 U.S. states to legalize marriage for gays and lesbians, among others: Newyork, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Iowa, Vermont, Washington DC, Connecticut, Maryland, and Washington.
In an interview with ABC reporter, Robin Roberts, on Wednesday (9/5), Obama said he believes same-sex couples must be married. This statement is the first time the U.S. president expressed his support for same-sex marriage."I stand on the equality of the wider community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). I (was) not sure of the same-sex marriage. Because I think the formation of unions has been cuku, "Obama said.
However, Obama said, his thinking has changed after the affected member of staff that same-sex relationships. Obama also said his thinking was strongly influenced by his wife and daughter. Two daughters, Malia and Sasha, have a friend whose parents are same-sex couples who receive discriminatory treatment. Therefore, we need a change of perspective.Obama has received statements of support from Democrats and gay rights groups as a right of reference for civil rights in the United States.