Obama supports gay marriage: How will it affect his re-election campaign? - ABC News We've talked about it before but in light of today's announcement by our President I thought it deserved another round. Politically one would think that this will cost him more votes than it will gain. Morally it may be the same. Agree with it or not this is an historic event. He did not stutter or play with words. He said it straight and forward, he supports gay marriage. This is first time an American president has said it as clear as this. No doubt in the meaning of his words. This from him today is really strange because had I not gone to work today my reaction would be different. Born and raised a red blooded Christian I am. I was raised to believe certain things are right and others are wrong. Personal experiences and observations have solidified these in me. Outspoken I've been regarding certain things. Had I not been at work today I would not have had the opportunity to have my mind opened a bit more and my beliefs challenged. I greeted a couple today, two men. It was obvious from get go they were partners. Ok fine work is not the place to discuss personal beliefs so let's make a deal. Found perfect vehicle, had clean trade, all went well but we were a ways away still on figures. So they left. After they left I found it hard to 'fault' them if I may with their lifestyle. Not outwardly announcing it but instead just two nice guys. Thru course of convo I learned they had adopted some kids. Again not one of my favorite things that happen but I didn't let it phase me. Later they call back and we work things out and they come back around three hours later. Said they had to pick up the kids. Ok again let's make a deal. They arrive. I spent about four hours with them this time and the three adopted children they had, two boys 4 and 6 and a girl about 8. The guys were white, kids were black. Wow! As if this wasn't challenging everything I thought to be wrong? I've always supported their right to have rights but always to a certain point. This was past the line my 42yr lifelong morals had given me. But thru the course of the next four hours I saw and experienced first hand two seemingly decent guys and three beautiful children. The kids had been in four different foster homes before this. The guys were only looking for one young child but found it difficult as they often have siblings. This trio were two brothers and sister. I heard them say daddy more times than I can remember to both. They were very well behaved and mannered. I had to babysit them for more than an hour while the dads were signing in. We watched two episodes of Americas funniest videos in the lounge. Great time, I love kids. We were giggling and laughing and all. Yeah I know, long post... The kids are obviously in a good loving environment and it showed. The guys were very nice and great to work with. Before today I would have staunchly said hell to the no on the whole deal but after this I'm softening? I know my supporters are sitting back.....wtf? Experiences in life sometimes make you stop and rethink things. Today was to say the least an eye opener. I was not gonna say anything but in light of todays announcement I felt I wanted to share an event directly related. Please keep it civil and act like adults in this thread.