IN QUOTES

Looking Back: Obama’s Evolution On Same-Sex Marriage Through the Years

I have been to this point unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage primarily because of my understandings of the traditional definitions of marriage. But I also think you’re right that attitudes evolve, including mine. And I think that it is an issue that I wrestle with and think about because I have a whole host of friends who are in gay partnerships.”

—the first mention of his ongoing evolution, in an interview with liberal bloggers in October 2010.