Transcript: Robin Roberts ABC News Interview With President Obama

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ROBIN ROBERTS: Lookin' forward to talkin' to her about her cookbook. But a final question since you talked about that. Did you discuss this with Mrs. Obama, the same-sex marriage issue?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I did.

ROBIN ROBERTS: Was that something--

PRESIDENT OBAMA: No, no, this is somethin' that-- you know, we've talked about-- you know, over the years. And-- and she f-- you know, she feels the same way that-- she feels the same way that I do. And that is that-- in-- in-- in the end, the-- the values that I care most deeply about and she cares most deeply about is-- is how we treat other people.

And-- you know, I-- you know-- you know, we-- we're both-- practicing Christians. And-- and obviously-- this position may be considered to put as at odds with-- the views of-- of others. But-- you know, when we think about our faith, the-- the thing-- you know, at-- at root that we think about is not only-- Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf-- but it's also the golden rule, you know? Treat others the way you'd want to be treated. And-- and I think that's what we try to impart to our kids. And-- that's what motivates me as president. And-- I figure the more consistent I can be-- in being true-- to-- to those precepts-- the better I'll be as a dad and a husband, and-- hopefully the better I'll be as a president.

ROBIN ROBERTS: Mr. President, thank you very much.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. Great to talk to you.

ROBIN ROBERTS: You as well.

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