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  • Today in the news: President Obama says he supports gay marriage

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  • Quotes of note
    It was a big day in the gay-rights battle, with North Carolina voting to ban gay marriage, and a sitting president saying he thinks gay couples should be allowed to marry. Here are some quotes from today:
    - “It’s interesting, some of this is also generational. You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents. And Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them, and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.” - President Barack Obama, speaking to ABC News about his views on gay marriage, which he now says he supports. His comments come days after Vice President Joe Biden and education secretary Arne Duncan publically voiced their support for gay marriage.
    - "It is a very sad day in North Carolina. There were a lot of college students, young professionals who came out to vote. We have gay friends. A lot of us are integrated to that culture. Do you think your friends should have the same rights? It's black and white. Of course they should." - Tori Taylor, 23, who voted against North Carolina’s amendment to ban gay marriage, which passed Tuesday.
    - "We are not anti-gay; we are pro-marriage. And the point - the whole point - is simply that you don't rewrite the nature of God's design for marriage based on the demands of a group of adults." - Vote for Marriage NC chairwoman Tami Fitzgerald, who voted for the amendment.
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