Traditional marriage group welcomes Obama’s marriage stance

Neil Munro White House Correspondent
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Traditional marriage supporters welcomed President Barack Obama’s Wednesday flip-flop on marriage.

“President Obama has come clean that he is for gay marriage. … We welcome this,” wrote Maggie Gallagher, co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage and the director of the Culture War Victory Fund, in a Wednesday afternoon press release.

Obama’s decision is a political error, she said. “Obama is choosing the money [from gay donors] over the voters the day after 61 percent of North Carolinians in a key swing state demonstrated they oppose gay marriage,” she said.

So far, 30 states have defined marriage as the union of a man and woman, while several state legislatures have established same-sex marriage.

Advocates for same-sex-marriage say national polls are moving their way.

However, advocates for same-sex marriage have yet to win more than one state-wide ballot, even in liberal states. The one victory they gained was reversed in a subsequent election.

“We now have clear choice between Romney and Obama, and we look forward to demonstrating in November that it’s a bad idea for a national candidate to support gay marriage,” Gallagher said.

“Marriage is a winning issue for the GOP.”

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