Obama praises NY gay marriage law, won't endorse it

By REUTERS
June 30, 2011 03:00

 
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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised New York's move to legalize same-sex marriage but stopped short of endorsing it himself, maintaining a stance that has frustrated many liberal supporters.

"What I've seen happen over the last several years, and what happened in New York last week, I think, was a good thing," he told a new conference.

New York became the most populous state to allow gay marriage on June 24, in a high-profile victory for gay rights activists ahead of the 2012 presidential and congressional elections.

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