Obama: Same-Sex Marriage ‘Strengthens Families’

May 15, 2012 - 11:38 AM

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President Barack Obama appears on the ABC's television show "The View" in New York, Monday, May 14, 2012. From left are, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, the president, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama told donors in New York Monday that same-sex marriage “strengthens families.”

Obama, who announced last week that he had evolved to the point of supporting homosexual marriage, told contributors at a fundraising event that he believes in fairness and equality.

“The announcement I made last week about my views on marriage equality -- same principle,” he told the audience. “The basic idea -- I want everybody treated fairly in this country. We have never gone wrong when we expanded rights and responsibilities to everybody. That doesn’t weaken families; that strengthens families. It’s the right thing to do.”