Keith Boykin's Top News Stories of 2012

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  • Benghazi, Libya
  • Sandy Hook
  • Gay Marriage
  • Trayvon Martin
  • Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare
  • Barack Obama
  • Keith Boykin, Best of 2012
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
  • 9. Usain Bolt Makes History (Again)
  • 8. Whitney Houston Dies at 48
  • Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Sandy

4. Gay Marriage Gains Wider Acceptance

In a breaking news interview with ABC's Robin Roberts in May, President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to announce his support for same-sex marriage. Although critics predicted he would lose African-American support for his position, polls instead showed Blacks became much more supportive of gay marriage than ever before, and Obama went on to win more than 90 percent of the Black vote in the election.

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