Obama on gay marriage - why now?

By Paul Harper

Barack Obama this week became the first United States president to publicly declare being in favour of same-sex marriage.

The declaration has been hailed as "a major turning point in the history of American civil rights" by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.

© Copyright 2015, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf05 at 31 Jan 2015 07:12:11 Processing Time: 272ms