Should Obama Endorse Gay Marriage?

Doing so before the election has some risks, but it could help re-energize segments of his base.

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President Obama likes to quote Martin Luther King's famous observation "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." It appears that perhaps Obama, after a long evolutionary process, is finally ready to bend in the direction of equality and full marriage rights for all people.

Zerlina Maxwell is a political analyst and staff writer for, where she writes about national politics, candidates and specific policy and culture issues. She writes frequently about domestic violence, sexual assault, victim blaming and gender inequality. Follow her on Twitter

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