Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:30
The U.S. president’s announcement comes same day as gay rights laws in Chile.
President Obama’s announcement on Wednesday made him the first acting president to support gay marriage and already his words have evoked reactions from a global audience.
The announcement came the same day as passage of Chile’s gay-inclusive antidiscrimination law, which was prompted by the horrific murder of gay youth Daniel Zamudio earlier this year. U.S. President Obama’s support of gay marriage has stimulated global conversation about gay rights and same-sex marriage. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House)Login to read more.
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Kevin is an undergraduate at American University in Washington, D.C., studying journalism and international studies. He is in Santiago on his semester abroad studying Spanish and Latin American politics.