Unless you've been living under a rock, it's quite clear that one of the most debated topics in politics lately has been gay rights, and last night, the President joined the movement.
In a sit-down interview with ABC News Thursday, President Barack Obama finally came out in favor of gay marriage, a topic he claimed to be "evolving" on throughout his presidency. While he said he's always believed in equal rights for gay couples, he wasn't convinced the union should be called marriage -- until now.
"I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or Marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," he said.
However, now that Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant residents have had time to digest all the news, it's time for Patch to put its finger on the pulse. Vote in our Patch Poll and tell us in the comments: What are your feelings on gay marriage?