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President Obama cannot imagine a state’s ban on marriage equality being Constitutional

Changing his mind on an issue he initially said should be left to the states – President Obama said he could not imagine a circumstance in which a state banning marriage equality would be legal.

Today he said, “That’s part of the reason I said, ultimately, I think that, same-sex couples should be able to marry. That’s my personal position. And, frankly, that’s the position that’s reflected – in the briefs that we filed – in the Supreme Court.”

Obama in his second inaugural address said that the fight for gay rights would not be over until marriage was recognized in all states.

“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law,” he said, “for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”