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Obama Supports Civil Unions, But Not Same-Sex Marriage

Barack Obama


Chicago, Ill. – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes has accused his Democratic rival of trying to have it both ways on the issue of gay marriage.

Citing his Christian beliefs, Democrat Barack Obama said today he personally believes marriage should be between a man and a woman. But he added he doesn't understand people who say gay marriage threatens the sanctity of marriage as an institution.

Obama has also consistently said he supports civil unions between gays.

Keyes has made his opposition to gay marriage a cornerstone of his campaign.

Keyes accused Obama of deceiving voters by opposing gay marriage but supporting civil unions.

He says his opponent appears to believe in the institution of marriage but that Obama won't do anything to defend it.


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