Obama Invokes Sasha and Malia in Public Comments - PICTURES

May 10, 2012, 3:44 a.m.

An­noun­cing his sup­port for gay mar­riage on Wed­nes­day, Pres­id­ent Obama in­voked his daugh­ters, Sasha and Malia. 

“You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose par­ents are same-sex couples, ” he said.

Obama has brought up his daugh­ters — tra­di­tion­ally the pres­id­ent’s chil­dren are kept out of the lime­light — in oth­er in­stances of na­tion­al news. Here’s a look at those cases:

(RE­LATED: In Re­versal, Obama Backs Gay Mar­riage)