President Obama, under pressure to clarify his stance on same-sex marriage, will be interviewed by ABC News’ Robin Roberts at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Excerpts will be partially broadcast in the evening, and the full interview will air on Thursday morning’s ‘Good Morning America.'
Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently came forward in favor of marriage equality, putting pressure on the president to clarify his own 'evolving' position on the issue. The White House and the president’s re-election campaign have been defending the president’s record on supporting LGBT issues, but White House press secretary Jay Carney has suggested that the only person who can clarify the president's personal stance is Obama himself.
"The next time the president has a news conference, if you want to ask him that, you're certainly welcome to. I do not have an update for you on the president's personal views," Carney said on Monday.
The interview was "hastily arranged," the New York Times reports: ABC "secured the interview" on Tuesday afternoon.