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CP World Report: Obama Backs Gay Marriage, Colo. Civil Unions Bill, Iranian Pastor

May 10, 2012|9:48 am

President Barack Obama says he supports gay marriage, reversing his position on a controversial social issue just six months before the November election and adopting a stance fraught with political implications. Mr. Obama says he "personally" believes gays and lesbians should have the right to marry, a position he came to after several years of talking to friends and family and thinking about gay members of the military and his staff who are raising children together in monogamous relationships.

The likely Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, says he has a different viewpoint when he spoke with a reporter during a campaign stop in Colorado.

In Colorado, a measure supporting same-sex civil unions died Tuesday in the state House.

When Romney was governor, he fought his state's highest court when Massachusetts became the first state to legalize gay marriage in 2004.

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Edgar Treiguts reports on the latest fallout in Washington.

Iranian Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has become the face of religious persecution throughout the world after being arrested for his beliefs in Oct. 2009, has issued a letter to persecution aid group Present Truth Ministries. In the letter, Nadarkhani speaks of his current condition, his dedication and sincerity to God & his thoughts on his persecution. Thirty four year old Nadarkhani was jailed for protesting the mandatory teaching of Islam at his children's schools. His charges were later changed to apostasy and attempting to evangelize Muslims

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