Obama Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

The Takeaway
President Obama endorsed same-sex marriage on Wednesday in an interview with ABC News, ending speculation following Vice President Biden's seemingly off-hand remarks in support of gay marriage rights earlier this week. The endorsement also comes one day after the passage in North Carolina of a  constitutional  amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, and raises, at least for the moment, a controversial social issue in a campaign season that has largely been focused on the economy.