In light of the recent news that North Carolina has banned same sex marriages, the President stands up.

Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this is big news. According to the Huffington Post President Obama has become the first sitting President to announce his support for same sex marriages.

In a sit down interview with ABC Obama says:

"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

Excerpts from the interview will air tonight on ABC's World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer and the full interview with ABC's Robin Roberts will air in its entirety Thursday morning on Good Morning America.

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