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In a sit-down interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, President Barack Obama said that same-sex couples should get married, the Huffington Post reports.

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During Obama’s exclusive interview on “Good Morning America,” Obama told Roberts that he always believed that gays and lesbians should be treated fairly and equally.

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Here is more of what the President had to say on the matter:

“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.”

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