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Obama to headline gay rights dinner

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is the keynote speaker Saturday night at an annual dinner for the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group. But he's not expected to make news about his closely watched views on gay marriage.

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The president says his views are "evolving" but for now he supports civil unions, not same-sex marriage.

With the president increasingly focused on his 2012 campaign, some gay advocates believe Obama will wait until after the election to make any significant announcement on his position on gay marriage.

Fred Sainz, vice president for communications at the Human Rights Campaign, says he believes Obama will ultimately support gay marriage.

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