May 14, 2012
In this May 8, 2012, file photo National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown stands in front of projected election results in Raleigh, N.C., for the passage of a North Carolina constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman. “President Obama has made this an issue in the campaign and we are confident that Mitt Romney will eagerly defend the voters of these states against the president's attempt to impose same sex marriage on the nation,” said Brown of Obama's stance on gay marriage.
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President Barack Obama delighted his liberal base by coming down on the side of gay marriage, but he cheered the opposition, too.