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Some Congress Democrats Split With Obama on Gay Marriage

Congressional Democrats who don’t agree with President Barack Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage now find they’re in an awkward spot.

Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana are among Democrats facing questions about their stand on the issue and whether they are swayed by the president’s support, which he announced May 9. McCaskill, Manchin and Tester are seeking re-election this year in Republican-leaning states. None back gay marriage.