POLL: Do You Support Gay Marriage?
In light of President Barack Obama's recent announcement supporting gay marriage and a story that has generated a lot of chatter, we want to hear what you think. Take a moment to vote in our poll.
It's no secret that President Barack Obama has proclaimed his support for same-sex marriage.
It was a move—one made during an interview with ABC News that aired in part on Wednesday—that conjured a mixed reaction from those in the Southland.
Chicago Heights resident Zhenya Krassitchkova said the proclamation was like a "breath of fresh air for the gay community."
The 29-year-old entered into a civil union with her longtime girlfriend, Marina Bassett, almost one year ago when Illinois became the sixth state in the United States to issue licenses joining any two non-married adults.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. also applauded Obama's announcement.
"I want to congratulate President Obama for bending the arc of the moral universe of human and civil rights toward justice yesterday," he said in a news release Thursday. "His evolving stance on same-sex marriage was similar to my own."
When asked before the primary for his take on social issues, including same sex marriage, he said he does "not believe that we need to create new laws to regulate society." He also did not return a message left Thursday.
But the real question is — what do you think? We want to hear what you have to say.