President Obama told ABC's "Good Morning America" earlier this week that he now supports same-sex marriage.
The president—who still supports states deciding the issue on their own—said his personal views had gone through an "evolution" based on conversations with family and friends and the views of his own daughters.
"They are much more comfortable with it," the president told Robin Roberts in an interview on “Good Morning America” Thursday.
”You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples," Obama said in the interview. "There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.”
In a related (well, there's a political debate over whether it's related) development, the Washington Post published an investigative report from Republican challenger Mitt Romney's Michigan boarding school days. It reported that Romney and friends held down an unpopular, gay classmate and cut off his bleached blond hair while he screamed. Romney apologized for "stupid" things he did in high school, the Huffington Post reported.
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