World Reax to POTUS Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

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Bloomberg: “This is a major turning point in the history of American civil rights.”

Santorum: “Obama has consistently fought against protecting the institution of marriage from radical social engineering.”

Reed: “Combined with his administration’s opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act, it reveals a president who is tone-deaf and out-of-touch with the time-honored values of millions of Americans.”

Priebus: “While President Obama has played politics on this issue, the Republican Party and our presumptive nominee Mitt Romney have been clear. We support maintaining marriage between one man and one woman and would oppose any attempts to change that.”

O’Malley: “President Obama affirmed that for a people of many different faiths — a people who are committed to the principle of religious freedom — the way forward is always to be found through greater respect for the equal rights and human dignity of all.”

Log Cabin Republicans’ director Clarke Cooper: “What the president has chosen today, when LGBT Americans are mourning the passage of Amendment One, to finally speak up for marriage equality is offensive and callous…. This administration has manipulated LGBT families for political gain as much as anybody, and…he does not deserve praise for an announcement that comes a day late and a dollar short.”

McGreevey: “The President’s decision today represents a moral turning point that civil liberties and the basic dignity of all persons ought to be respected.”

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