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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Openly gay singer Ricky Martin applauds Obama

Next Monday, President Obama will attend a fundraiser hosted by the openly gay singer Ricky Martin in conjunction with the LGBT Leadership Council and the Futuro Fund.

Following Mr Obama's interview with ABC News in which he expressed his backing for same-sex marriages, Martin tweeted:

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