Barack Obama has a history of presidential firsts.
He was the first black president elected in America. And now he’s the first sitting president to declare support for same-sex marriage, according to The Huffington Post.
"I've always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally," the post quotes Obama as saying.
How much of a political impact Obama’s action will have remains to be seen. Huffington Post reports that the issue lies largely in the hands of states and the courts.
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