Skip to comments.Obama Opposes North Carolina Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Posted on 03/17/2012 10:00:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
ATLANTA President Obama today put himself on record as opposing a North Carolina ballot measure that would forbid same-sex marriages in the state.
The move appeared to signal a new approach for Obama, who has previously said each state should decide for itself on the question of same-sex marriage, but avoided specific endorsement or condemnation of individual pieces of legislation.
While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the president has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples, said Cameron French, Obamas campaign spokesman for North Carolina.
Thats what the North Carolina ballot initiative would do, it would single out and discriminate against committed gay and lesbian couples. And thats why the president does not support it, he said.
The ballot measure Amendment One was passed by the state legislature and would mandate that marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state. Advocates say the language also effectively bans civil unions and domestic partnerships, for which Obama has previously expressed support.
The Human Rights Campaign, the nations largest gay rights group and Obama ally, praised the outspokenness by the president ahead of the general election campaign in what is a key swing state.
The president has made clear the importance of protecting all families, said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese in a statement. Amendment One undermines basic human dignity and places families of all types at risk in North Carolina.
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So Obama has been lying to us yet again.
It’s none of his damn business.
There obama goes again, focussing on social issues.
State’s rights. He needs to keep his nose out of it.
It is impossible to ban every other possible combination of people, animals, inanimate furniture pieces, etc., that someone might wish to call "marriage," so why bother? Marriage is one man+one woman, period.
As someone who is tarheel born and tarheel bred, I say FUBO!!!
...has previously said each state should decide for itself on the question of same-sex marriage, but avoided specific endorsement or condemnation of individual pieces of legislation.
He can't. He is homosexual, and he is psychologically driven to promote the homosexual agenda at every opportunity. He can't just leave it alone.
Yes, but it was a transparent lie.
Did anybody really believe that deep down he was opposed to same-sex marriage?
Political dictionaries should have a plain English translation of what it means when a politician says that his own views are "evolving."
Contraception and Homosexuality for Everyone.
There is so much dissembling by the liberals, including Obama, on this issue.
Obama says he believes marriage is a man and a woman, and that as a Christian, he sees God in the mix as well.
Then his administration decides not to defend federal marriage laws in court cases, presumeably to make it easier for judges to overturn marriage law.
Then, Obama says his views are evolving on this issue.
The liberals are saying that each state should decide this issue? Well, as of today, 31 out of 50 states have amended their constitutions to define marriage, to prevent judges from changing the definition of marriage. North Carolina would be the 32nd state to take that action if it passes.
Minnesota votes on the issue in November. Maryland may also have a referendum on marriage, attempting to reverse the same-sex marriage law passed by their legislature.
The point is, the liberals don’t really want the states deciding this. The big majority of states have decided that they want marriage to remain a man and a woman. Many more, which don’t have marriage amendments, still retain laws defining marriage. Or will have them until the gay activists drag them into court on how they define marriage.
What the liberals dream of is a “Brown vs. Board of Education” or “Roe vs. Wade” type ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, imposing homosexual marriage on all 50 states. That’s what they want. Why don’t they admit it? There’s no way they want each state deciding, when the vast majority of states are deciding the “wrong” way.
I tend to think that if the GOP pushes to ban "domestic partnerships" in addition to homo marriage, they will lose the fight over the mid-term.
Preserve the sanctity of marriage, but let the homos inter-twine their assets and visit their aids-ridden "partner" without family permission.
I think this particular law goes further than necessary to protect marriage.
The hell with Obama. I’m going to go there and vote against same-sex marriage no matter what he or his pathetic followers think.
How did I end up in the only state in the nation where we’re NOT allowed to vote on this?
Misery loves company... I live in New York. The entire gay marriage bill was jammed down our throats with no referendum.
He should have stayed out of this. Obama needs NC to win.
1. The fact that “advocates say” something doesn’t make it accurate.
2. Anyone can establish joint assets, hospital visitation, inheritance, etc., with others, through standard contracts and powers of attorney. They do not need any sort of official recognition of “sex-partnership.”