Obama supports same-sex marriage

  • U.S. President Barack Obama has announced his support for gay marriage by saying he thinks same-sex couples should be allowed to wed.

    Obama, who made the statement on ABC News, is the first American president to back gay unions.

    The interview with the news network was planned at the spur of the moment due to growing pressure on Obama to clarify his position on the issue.

    In recent days, Vice President Joe Biden has also expressed his support for same-sex marriage.