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WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)-- President Barack Obama has broadened his "evolving" views on same-sex marriage, telling the New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin that gay couples have a Constitutional right to marry, UPI reported.
"Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all fifty states," Obama said in a new interview about his legal legacy.
He's referring to the 14th Amendment, which requires states to apply laws equally to all citizens.
In May 2012, Obama became the first U.S. president to express personal support for same-sex marriage, though he said the issue should be "worked out at a local level." [wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/10/21/Obama-broadens-stance-on-same-sex-marriage-calls-it-a-Constitutional-right/4961413873162/" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]