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May 10th, 2012
10:28 AM ET

Faith in American founder Mitchell Gold says same sex marriage will be a 'wedge issue' for Republicans

Faith in America founder Mitchell Gold reacts to President Obama's historic endorsement of same sex marriage.

Filed under: Gay rights • Same sex marriage
May 10th, 2012
10:06 AM ET

Tony Perkins: Same sex marriage 'not an issue of equal rights'

After years of saying that his position on same-sex marriage was "evolving," President Obama stated that he supports legalizing same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC News yesterday.

Obama's announcement came a day after North Carolina passed an amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, a provision which was supported by  the president of the Family Research Council Tony Perkins.

Perkins joins Soledad O'Brien on "Starting Point" today to explain why he is opposed to same-sex marriage, saying that it's a "redefinition of marriage" that "intentionally create environments where kids grow up without moms and dads."

Perkins also weighs in on the potential political repercussions of Obama's announcement, saying that "some in the Romney campaign were certainly celebrating" the president's endorsement, as he may have given Romney' campaign "the missing piece" when it comes to igniting conservative enthusiasm for the candidate.

Filed under: Religion • Same sex marriage
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