STATEMENT: CAP’s Tanden and Stachelberg on President Obama’s Stated Support for Gay Marriage Rights

Washington, D.C. — Today President Barack Obama stated his support for marriage rights for gay couples in an interview with ABC News’s Robin Roberts and, in response, the Center for American Progress released the following statements:

  • Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden said, “We applaud the president’s decision as it is another large step toward realizing this country’s promise of equality. Indeed, President Obama today helped bend the arc of history toward justice. And his stance will be remembered as such.”
  • Winnie Stachelberg, CAP’s Executive Vice President for External Affairs, added, “President Obama made history today when he came out in full support of marriage rights for gay couples. Many Americans have thought about this issue and, like the president, have reconsidered their feelings about it. His journey is our journey.”

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