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Profit taking a closer look at a few key issues.
The candidates positions on the issues that really matter most to voters in this country today we're going to be talking about same sex marriage.
Where the candidates stand -- how each campaign is getting the message out John Roberts is live in Atlanta with more John.
Hey good afternoon Jia -- of course President Obama back in May had a change of party came out firmly in support.
A marriage equality for gays and lesbians that energized the gay and lesbian lobby in this country as well -- Hollywood which have been showering him with accolades and tens of millions of dollars in campaign cash.
But in just the last hour -- coalition of African American pastors came out.
To keep score and upon the president say they are firmly opposed to his position on same sex marriage.
And they are urging African Americans not to vote for him in November.
Here's what reverend William -- instead just a few minutes ago.
He has not done a Smart thing and -- might cost -- the election.
He did it because of Monday and he thinks that they're more black people available people who are presumed to have more people that that won't marriage to be right then they -- homosexuals I assure you in this country.
Now Revver and -- and said while he's urging people not to vote for the president in November he will not encourage them to vote for Mitt Romney.
As for Mitt Romney his challenge may be in November to convince conservatives that he is rock solidly against.
Same sex marriage as governor of Massachusetts.
He said he was against gay marriage but he briefly entertained the idea of civil unions when the state State Supreme Court ordered the state to go ahead.
-- same sex marriages so there a lot of conservatives still anxious about where Romney really stands.
But for the National Organization for Marriage.
Brian brown who's the president of that says he firmly believes that Mitt Romney is in the right place here's what he told us.
If you go back to Massachusetts some people -- -- say no no it wasn't strong on the issue if you actually look at what he did he stood up.
For a state constitutional amendment he's always said he knows in his heart.
He knows that marriage as the union of of a man and a woman it's in the best interest of his stayed at its best interest of the country.
Now brown also complains that many Republicans don't want to touch this issue in the campaign because he says it is so divisive so ironically.
It may be the split in the Democratic Party.
The drives this sport is a wedge issue in this campaign Jenna.
That -- be an interesting twist now -- he -- -- eighteen days before half the election.
A lot -- to talk about John thank you very much John Roberts.
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