President Obama's announcement on his support for same-sex marriage has voters on the hill buzzing.
It's the first time in history a president has shown support for same sex marriage.
Political Scientist, Dr. Saundra Ardrey believes the President is genuine in his change of heart,
"But, he also is very politically astute," says Ardrey, "and he knows his base consisted of a lot of young people, and the new generation. More and more of these young people are saying we don't want government to determine who can get married."
And WBKO found that opinion from some of the young voters on the hill.
WKU student Deangelo Phillips agrees with Obama, "as long as they are happy, why should people be telling them they can't get married or they can't do stuff? Just because they're gay?"
But another WKU student, Whitney Hutchis says she doesn't agree with the President, "I'm not against them being together. I have a lot of gay friends and gay people in my family, but I don't think it's right for them to get married. I'm not going to do anything to stop it but I don't think its right."
Ardrey says the President is taking a risk with one group of voters by soliciting another.
"A lot of black clergy are saying this is totally against what we believe in," she says "but he also has to know that they are not going to vote for a republican they're not going to vote for Mitt Romney. So, I think he is gambling by saying they will still support him based on him being African American and some of his other views."
But, she says this issue wont be a major player in the upcoming election.
"People are going to vote on the economy," she says.
Obama's opponent, Mitt Romney still opposes the issue.