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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Obama wrote on a 1996 Illinois questionnaire that he supported same sex “marriage.” So all the time since then that he has said he opposes it, you’d have to think he was “fibbing”...
What else would you expect from this president?(And he is NOT my president).
RE: This creepy liberal piece of garbage is the reason NY passed same-sex marriage in New York State.
Did he receive communion? If so, why?
“Did he receive communion? If so, why?”
I didn’t see him going up for communion. I have heard that he never attempts it. If so, that’s good.
Should be careful to set reasonable standards that you can prove or the left will dismiss your message when you need them to take this to heart and reject the betrayer.
Counting the days until he is gone.
O needs to keep his nose out of our business