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How the President Got to “I Do” on Same-Sex Marriage

posted on April 17, 2014

Jo Becker of The New York Times writes an in-depth, investigative piece on the “evolution” of the president’s stance on same-sex marriage. Becker details the anxiety the White House felt towards the issue during election season and how Biden’s expressed support for gay marriage prompted a statement from Obama, albeit “calibrated and incremental.” To Becker, David Axelrod said, “The politics of authenticity — not just the politics, but his own sense of authenticity — required that he finally step forward. And the president understood that.”

Read at The New York Times