"Let me start by saying this administration under my direction has consistently said we cannot discriminate as a country on the basis of sexual orientation." "And we have done more in the two and half years that I’ve been here than the previous 43 presidents to uphold that principle," he answered to a question from Chuck Todd (NBC News).
Then he added at least that "What I’ve seen happen over the last several years, and what happened in New York last week, was a good thing. What you saw was the people of New York having a debate, talking through these issues; it was contentious, it was emotional, but ultimately they made a decision to recognize civil marriages. And I think that’s exactly how things should work. And so I think it’s important for us to work through these issues, because each community is going to be different and each state is going to be different to work through them."
But he refuses to answer directly about the gay marriage.