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Obama backs gay marriage

U.S. President Barack Obama says he believes same-sex couples should be allowed to get married, marking a shift in his evolving position on the issue that is likely to please his political base and upset conservatives.

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Mitt Romney: 'Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman'

President Obama's likely Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, opposes gay marriage.

On Monday, on the campaign trail, he said:

"My view is that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman.

"That's the position I've had for some time, and I don't intend to make any adjustments at this point. … Or ever, by the way."

– Mitt Romney

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