[typography font="Droid Serif" size="22" size_format="px"]The prezzy now backs gay marriage as well as civil unions for same sex couples.[/typography]
President Barack Obama endorsed the right of same-sex couples to marry on Wednesday, a landmark pronouncement made in light of mounting pressure from gay rights advocates.
Obama became the first U.S. president to back the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry, a reversal from views expressed during the 2008 campaign, when he said he opposed same-sex marriage but favored civil unions as an alternative.
Obama told ABC News that, after reflection, he had “concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”
This shift in thinking couldn’t have anything to do with at least 20% of North Carolina Democrats choosing NOT to choose obama, could it?
OR the fact that 41% of West Virginia Democrats favored a federal inmate over four more years of obama…
Maybe it’s got something to do with some of his top donors, who happen to be gay – and angry – withholding donations.
Today’s announcement may have its roots in different motivations, but he just made at least some of his problems go away.
Herein lies the problem with the One’s announcement and why it means less than spit:
President Obama declared his personal support for same-sex marriage yesterday, but the White House chose not to push for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act today.
It will not be a plank. That’s for “the party to decide”.