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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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Bloomberg: Major turning point in 'American civil rights'

New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has shown his support for President Barack Obama's marriage equality, calling it a 'major turning point for American civil rights':

This is a major turning point in the history of American civil rights. No American president has ever supported a major expansion of civil rights that has not ultimately been adopted by the American people – and I have no doubt that this will be no exception.

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