President Barack Obama is prepping for
an interview with ABC which might include questions on his stance on
New York Times reported that Obama will sit down with Good
Morning America anchor Robin Roberts for a wide-ranging interview
at 1:30PM on Wednesday.
The paper noted that the interview was
hastily arranged and speculated that the issue might be broached.
White House officials have been
fielding a rash of question on the president's stance since Vice
President Joe Biden on Sunday said he was “comfortable” with gay
and lesbian couples marrying. Biden's remarks were followed by
of Education Arne Duncan on Monday saying he favors marriage
equality. Obama's secretary of housing, Shaun Donovan, has
previously stated that passage of a gay marriage law in New York made
him “proud” to be a New Yorker.
Press Secretary Jay Carney has also
fielded dozens of questions about where the president stands on the
issue. Carney told reporters that Obama would likely discuss his
position during an interview.
Obama has said he supports civil unions
and is “evolving” on marriage for gay couples. He has also
spoken out against federal and state-level measures which define
marriage as a heterosexual union.