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President Obama Backs Gay Marriage. See How Iowa Citians Responded (Storify)

How did people in the Iowa City area react to President Obama's coming out in favor of gay marriage Wednesday?


In an interview with ABC News that aired Wednesday, President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to say he personally believes gay marriage should be legalized.

Of course Iowa is already ahead (or behind, depending on who you ask) of the curve on gay marriage and many other gay rights. Don't believe me? Check out this interactive infographic of legal rights for gay people across the country.

So how did gay friendly Iowa City respond? Read this Storify story to get a sample of some of the responses on both Facebook and Twitter.

Stephen Schmidt May 10, 2012 at 04:57 AM
I tried to pick out some varied responses. Which of the responses matches the way you feel on this issue?
Maria Houser Conzemius May 10, 2012 at 12:54 PM
I am so glad that Pres. Obama stood on principle. I have been waiting for him to do so for a long time.
mark A. Brown May 10, 2012 at 07:08 PM
I believe that it is Damn good what Obama did! I believe it will not hurt his chances of a second term!

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