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Day that a magazine hits newsstands labeling him America's first gay president.
President Obama is playing up his endorsement of legal same sex marriage chief White House correspondent Ed Henry on the president's strategy.
Despite signs he may face a political backlash this was a date for President Obama.
To bask in the positive glow of his decision on same sex marriage.
He shared a stage with Evan Wolfson a leading and advocate of same sex marriage and jumped at the chance to frame this moment as another chapter in the civil rights struggle that's how we achieve women's rights.
That's how we're committed to voting right.
That's how we extended workers' right.
That's how -- seeing.
-- right outside the friendly confines of New York though the president's move is not playing well in swing state.
Where several democratic senators up for reelection have refused to endorse it it could also help presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
But leading some conservative African Americans to stay home in November what is of particular interest is the African American pastors.
Those -- from traditional black churches who -- saying this is just too far for a some of that discussed was on full display this weekend.
Between -- man and woman.
Not between -- Meanwhile the highest ranking African American in the house congressman James Cliburn today suggested the president should move further to the left.
Telling MSNBC he wants a national policy legalizing same sex marriage he's disappointed the president is leaving it to states.
The president is concerned enough about reaction in the African American community that he held a conference call last week with several pastors.
The one of those pastors told fox most members of his congregation are sticking with the president to do.
More that unites us than what -- and I'm seeing.
A great sense of momentum as we move forward as people are concerned.
About this assumption.
They were one issue people.
The president's advisors are soaking in the adulation including the cover of Newsweek depicting him with the rainbow halo.
And hoping it pays dividends and liberal turnout and campaign cash.
Including tonight's sold out Manhattan fund raiser sponsored by the LG BT leadership council and headlined by singer Ricky Martin.
We have never gone wrong.
When we expanded.
Rights and responsibilities to everybody.
Does weaken families that strengthens friends.
In New York the president also taped an interview airing tomorrow on ABC's the view a friendly -- to make his case.
Some top Democrats say he was planning to reveal his new position to the ladies of the view.
Until Vice President Biden sped up the timetable -- And had a lot of north law.
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