Barack Obama 2012

Associated Press
FILE - In this May 8, 2012 file photo, openly gay state Sen. Pat Steadman, center, speaks at a rally in support of Civil Unions at the Capitol in Denver. President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage has emboldened activists and politicians on both sides of the issue, setting off a flurry of political activity in a number of states and serving as a rallying point in others where votes on gay marriage laws are being held this fall. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

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In November, President Barack Obama faces off against the Republican Party nominee, Mitt Romney.

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