Barack Obama 2012

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Stacy Jolles, left, and Nina Beck sit in front of the tea room on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Burlington, Vt. The couple were part of the first lawsuit that brought civil unions to Vermont. 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/Toby Talbot)

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

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