Barack Obama 2012

Associated Press
In this photo from the mid 1960's provided by Kay Tobin Lahusen, Barbara Gittings and others demonstrates for gay rights in Philadelphia.  President Barack Obama's declaration that he supports gay marriage may have lacked the urgency of Kennedy's push for the Civil Rights Act, or the force and finality of the Emancipation Proclamation, but in places key to the history of gay rights, it's being greeted as a major milestone.  (AP Photo/Kay Tobin Lahusen)

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

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