Katika hotuba yake aliyoitoa, Obama ameunga mkono ndoa za jinsia moja. Hii imemfanya kuwa Rais wa kwanza wa Marekani kuunga mkono ndoa za jinsia moja. Katika hotuba hiyo, Obama alisema:- "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," Obama ambaye huku zamani alikuwa anapinga ndoa za jinsia moja aliongeza na kusema:- "I had hesitated on gay marriage, in part, because I thought civil unions would be sufficient," the president said. "I was sensitive to the fact that -- for a lot of people -- that the word marriage is something that provokes very powerful traditions and religious beliefs." Source: edition.cnn.com/2012/05/10/politics/obama-same-sex-marriage/index.html?hpt=us_c2 My take: Haitakuwa rahisi tena kwa nchi zetu za ki-afrika kukataa swala hili, wakati tunategemea misaada toka huko.