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posted Friday, May 4, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 18
Gay marriage is distancing Obama from other Democrats
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Gay marriage is distancing Obama from other Democrats

As Vice President Joe Biden and other prominent party members vocalize their support, the president risks being left behind on the issue.

By Michael A. Memoli and David Lauter, Washington Bureau
May 8, 2012

WASHINGTON - President Obama's carefully crafted position on the issue of gay marriage is leaving him trapped between liberal elements important to his party and the socially conservative swing voters who could well decide the November election.

But other Democrats with future White House ambitions are in a much different place. With same-sex marriage rapidly gaining support among Democratic voters and donors, they risk damaging their presidential prospects by remaining behind the curve on the issue.

As a result, a growing number of prominent Democratic leaders are leaving the president behind on gay marriage, which he opposes.

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