Following President Obama’s comments in a TV interview expressing his support for same-sex marriage, his likely GOP rival Mitt Romney said Wednedsay he maintains his opposition to it — the same position he’s had since he “started running for office”

“I have the same view on marriage that I had when I was governor and that I expressed many times. I believe marriage is between a man and a woman,” he told reporters following an event at the Oklahoma Republican Party headquartersk, where he garnered the endorsement of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

Obama made the groundbreaking news in an interview with ABC.

“It is important for me personally to go ahead and affirm that same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama stated. He previously had said he supported equal rights for same-sex couples but stopped short of endorsing gay marriage.

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