support for gay marriage in an interview today with Robin Roberts. (Watch the video here.)
Obama, who is the first U.S. president to openly back gay marriage,
had come under fire this week for remaining mum on the subject after Joe
Biden and Arne Duncan publicly declared their support. The president’s
announcement comes a day after North Carolina voted in favour of a constitutional amendment that bans marriage equality.
Obama’s interview will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on Thursday. Excerpts will air tonight on ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer.
[ABC News via Daily Beast]