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    • John E. Smoke
    • 10.05.12 | 04:15 (IDT)

    I agree with most of your posts and I think you're smart. However here I disagree. A US politician catching up with the population is definitely a big deal, as politicians are far from public opinion on most crucial issues. I don't have any respect for Obama, and I have no more now than before this announcement; but this is a monumental achievement of popular activism and of LGBT courage and commitment (not Obama's), and we should recognize that.

    from the article: Obama becomes first U.S. president to support gay marriage
    First published 00:59 10.05.12 | Last updated 00:59 10.05.12
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