When running for President, Obama said that as a Christian, he was opposed to gay marriage – but to should be up to the states to decide.
“I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.”
– April 17, 2008
After being elected he said that he supports gay marriage, and that states don’t have the right to decide. The federal government now forces all states to accept gay marriage.