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June 25th, 2011
09:00 AM ET

Lettes to the President: #887 'Paging Horton'

Reporter's Note: President Obama spoke at a fundraiser the other night, and twirled around a thorny issue like a ballerina. Hopefully he can not slip away from today’s letter so easily.

Dear Mr. President,

Well, I’ve seen the headlines, and I’ve read your comments from that gay and lesbian fundraising event the other night, and I must say I can’t blame folks who attended for being frustrated. To be honest, you’ve sounded less like a president and more like a lawyer on this issue for a while, and this was no exception.

Your views are “evolving?” You believe gay and lesbian couples deserve the same legal rights as anyone else in the country, but you wouldn’t even say the words “gay marriage” at that meeting? Seriously.
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June 25th, 2011
12:11 AM ET

Video: NY a beacon for social justice, says Gov. Cuomo

Editor's note: New York's Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks after passage of a same-sex marriage bill in the NY Senate.

Related: New York moves to become 6th state to legalize gay marriage


Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow • Gay & Lesbian Issues
June 25th, 2011
12:08 AM ET

Video: Deal led to NY bill's passage

Editor's note: CNN's Mary Snow reports from Albany about a legislative dealt that helped lead to passage of a gay marriage bill in NY.

Related: New York moves to become 6th state to legalize gay marriage


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June 25th, 2011
12:06 AM ET

Video: Proponents react to passage of NY bill

Editor's note: Evan Wolfson and Richard Socarides, two longtime proponents of same-sex marriage, react to the vote in the NY Senate.

Earlier: Lawmaker explains opposition

Related: New York moves to become 6th state to legalize gay marriage


Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow • Gay & Lesbian Issues