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President Obama's decision to personally supports same sex marriage.
-- all kinds of attention last week -- now analysts are looking at how it could affect voting in the fall on same sex marriage initiatives in four states.
Dan Springer is live for since he at least four states -- they have those votes scheduled on same sex marriage so.
How are the president's comments playing out.
Well it's really interesting John because -- we talked to people on both sides of the debate and they say that the president just help them.
-- actually he's had four states that will be voting on gay marriage in November.
All -- won handily by mr.
Obama in 2008 -- Washington Minnesota Maine and Maryland.
Obama's first stop after endorsing gay marriage last week was rate here in Seattle were gay and lesbian supporters.
We're out in force with their signs campaign officials believe the president.
Has energized young people and will sway some black and suburban vote.
In ways that we know that voters in Washington I'm gonna have to go through -- journey to.
Now in Washington the -- is on a referendum trying to overturn gay marriage which was passed by the legislature and signed by the governor now.
John 32 times those states have voted on gay marriage and 32 times they have voted for traditional marriage.
Yeah and I know that opponents of same sex marriage think the president -- their side why is that.
Well they see there's energizing their base which will help them would turn out especially in these Blue States preserve marriage Washington.
For example is trying to gather signatures to qualify for the ballot they've got about 50000 signatures to go.
And organizers say Obama's support for the other side has people fired up.
There are more robust than none of them.
But it's a matter of us being aware of what's actually going on in this is one of those things that helps people wake up and understand this really is a big deal.
-- the National Organization for Marriage which supports traditional marriage raised a 100000 dollars in the first 24 hours after Obama's comments last week ten times above normal.
And expect them to spend it all some believe these four campaigns will shell out a combined fifteen million dollars this year John it isn't over yet.
Thanks very much.
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