Obama Expected to Address Gay Marriage Today


The White House and ABC News indicated this morning that President Barack Obama is expected to speak about his views on gay marriage in an interview scheduled for this afternoon. Clips from the interview, slated to air in full Thursday morning, are expected to be released later today.

Obama will talk about the issue just days after two top members of his administration publicly voiced their own support for marriage equality. The interview also comes one day after voters in North Carolina approved a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

In late 2010, Obama said that his views on gay marriage were "evolving." His campaign issued a statement in March opposing the North Carolina gay marriage ban.

Meanwhile the U.K. Guardian published an interactive graph today, charting how gay rights laws in America have evolved (or in some cases remain stagnant or even banned). The circular graph charts a number of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption, housing, employment and school bullying.