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Obama Silent on Same-Sex Marriage Victory in Maine


As one might expect him to be. President Obama, who supported same-sex marriage back when he was running for the Illinois State Senate, now only supports civil unions. But even more so, he wants the states to decide. So what happens when a state does decide — and decides to legalize same-sex marriage — like Maine just did?

He has no comment.

ABC News’ Jake Tapper asked White House press secretary Robert Gibbs:

JAKE TAPPER: Does the President or the White House have a reaction to the Governor of Maine signing a same-sex marriage bill?

ROBERT GIBBS: No, I think the President’s position on same-sex marriages has been talked about and discussed.

JAKE TAPPER: He opposes same-sex marriage.

ROBERT GIBBS: He supports civil unions.

JAKE TAPPER: Does that mean that he’s going to say or do anything against what the citizens of Maine–

ROBERT GIBBS: Not that I’m aware of. I think the President believes this is an issue that’s best addressed by the states.