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Marriage Is Distancing Obama From Other Democrats

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Los Angeles Times
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May 8, 2012

President Obama’s carefully crafted position on the issue of marriage equality is leaving him trapped between liberal elements important to his party and the socially conservative swing voters who could well decide the November election.

But other Democrats with future White House ambitions are in a much different place. With same-sex marriage rapidly gaining support among Democratic voters and donors, they risk damaging their presidential prospects by remaining behind the curve on the issue.