Election 2012
6:25 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Obama cheered in Seattle on gay marriage

President Barack witnessed support for his decision to support gay marriage first hand from his motorcade through Seattle Thursday.

He passed a woman holding an infant and a sign that said: "Thank you! Mr. President for standing up for my mommys!"

Obama also drew big cheers from supporters at Seattle's historic Paramount Theater when he said his vision for a better America applies to everyone.

Washington state has passed a law approving same-sex marriage, but opponents in Washington are gathering signatures for a ballot initiative to overturn the law and declare marriage as union of man and woman. In Seattle, Obama expected to collect at least $3 million toward his re-election effort.

On Friday, he will fly to Nevada, where he will call for housing relief in a speech in Reno.

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