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Obama hints shift on gay marriage

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President Obama's public position has long been that he doesn't support gay marriage.

But at a fund-raising event in San Francisco Wednesday night, Obama was talking about how his work is not finished. He said it would take more than one term "for us to finish everything we need to do."

As he was talking about the unfinished work left to do, someone shouted out, "gay marriage!"

Obama said--as if that person had just proved his point-- "our work is not finished."

So, is Obama saying gay marriage is part of that 'unfinished business'?

Last December, after passage of the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, he told The Advocate that his views on same-sex marriage were "evolving."

peter.nicholas@latimes.com

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