We were arrested for kissing. Obama inspects a guard of honor at the State House in Nairobi on July But out on the presidential campaign trail in August , Obama gave voice to the opposite view in an interview with evangelical pastor Rick Warren, head of Saddleback megachurch in southern California. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Obama touched on that in the interview. He also says that he supports affirmative action for gays and lesbians. President Obama's years in office have seen a flowering of gay and lesbian rights, culminating a year ago when the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
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The gay bar and the surrounding streets are the sites of the Stonewall uprising, which is often considered the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement. Axelrod's comments were first flagged by Time magazine on Tuesday. But even if the president was just mirroring public opinion polls, it was a major step politically. They are more comfortable with it. Six states all in the Northeast except Iowa and the District of Columbia allow same sex marriages.
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On the other hand, the way capital cases were tried in Illinois at the time was so rife with error, questionable police tactics, racial bias, and shoddy lawyering, that 13 death row inmates had been exonerated. A Gallup poll released this week found 50 percent of all adults in favor of legal recognition of same sex marriages, marking the second time that poll has found support for legal gay marriage at 50 percent or higher. Archived from the original on October 11, The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own peril. Addressing global warming , Obama stated:. In May , a campaign spokesman for presidential candidate Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that he would end DEA raids on medical marijuana suppliers in states with their own laws. Or just give us a rating for this story.
Huckabee doubles down on Supreme Court comments. Senator from Illinois — Illinois Senator from the 13th district — Many Kenyan leaders had encouraged Obama not to discuss gay rights on his first trip to the country as President. Archived from the original on September 12, Johnston, David; Lewis, Neil A.