Skip to comments.Obama's vague gay marriage stance under scrutiny
Posted on 05/07/2012 8:33:38 PM PDT by quantim
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's election-year vagueness on gay marriage is coming under fresh scrutiny.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan broke ranks with the White House on Monday, stating his unequivocal support for same-sex marriage one day after Vice President Joe Biden suggested that he supported gay marriage as well.
Obama aides worked to manage any political fallout. They said the back-to-back remarks by two top administration officials represented personal viewpoints and were not part of a coordinated effort to lay groundwork for a shift in the president's position. Obama aides also tried to use the latest flare-up in the gay-marriage debate to shine a light on GOP rival Mitt Romney's history of equivocating on some gay-rights issues, an attempt to turn a potential political problem into an opportunity.
Obama, who supports most gay rights, has stopped short of backing gay marriage. Without clarification, he's said for the past year and a half that his personal views on the matter are "evolving."
The White House held firm on Monday to that position, which polls show puts the president increasingly at odds with his party and the majority of Americans on gay marriage. But with Biden and Duncan's comments reinvigorating the debate, Obama is likely to face renewed pressure to clarify his views ahead of the November election.
(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...
Ya, why has Obama never said that he supports homosexual marriage? What’s with this evolving stuff?
And, the liberals have told us that homosexual marriage is the civil rights issue of our time. Okay, for sake of argument, let’s go there. How can a good liberal president NOT be fully on board with the civil rights issue of our time? Can you imagine someone in the ‘50s or ‘60s saying his position was “evolving” on black civil rights, if we’re going to use that analogy?
His stance is like his sexual identity: ambiguous.
This is about campaign cash.
Radical egalitarianism calls for women and men to be interchangeable. WTH—two men married is the same as two women (Children won’t know the difference, even if they are denied their biological right to be raised by their natural parents-—the reason for all social contracts (people are supposed to do their duty of raising all their offspring in a free civil society).
Boys with lesbian “mothers” will want to be mutilated—like the Tyler boy—who tried to cut off his penis at four because of lack of loving male role models....he learned to hate his own nature-—and at 8 is put on toxins to keep from developing normally-—how sick and twisted the world is becoming. Our government allows this child abuse and does nothing—in a govt. with the Supreme Law of the Land supporting Natural Rights from God?????
It neatly divides the sexes even more radically for the synthesis—the Third Way that the Socialists/Marxists all want. All homosexual societies (segregated societies) are highly violent and inhumane. (Afghanistan today and the SA Nazis).
They are going to force normalization of this bizarre ideology which denies Natural Laws and throws out thousands of years of wisdom for the sick perverted “thinking” of an angry, dirty old white man who hated God and Natural Law Theory—the family unit.-—Marx. Ha.
This is how stupid the MSM is. Obama is playing both sides of this issue. Duncan's answer was planned and scripted.
Anyone that thinks that Obama does not fully support homo-marriage (PC Term :”marriage equality’) is very gullible, they are laughing about that at MSNBC. The libs there (except that one homo Jonathan Capart) are joking about how Obama will 'come out' and finish 'evolving' after the election.
The people who believe that Obama is not fully behind gay marriage are beyond stupid.
“how sick and twisted the world is becoming.”
The tax-payer pays for shit-head to sneak away for his gay interludes as the Beard and girls bilk us for their lavish vacations. Yep, I’d call that “sick and twisted”.
What’s that you say? Obama’s vaguely gay stance under scrutiny? Is it wide?
The regime and media focus on gay marriage is an immediate distraction of larger issues of the day and that includes the tanking economy. Once the country crosses the Rubicon (if it hasn’t already) sideshow issues like the legalization of gay marriage become a non-issue for so many people including gays. This country is headed over the cliff and we’re debating gay marriage?
And shoring up his base of voters.
The wookie is a beard.
“The people who believe that Obama is not fully behind gay marriage are beyond stupid. “
All the President can do on this issue is to appoint good judges and defend DOMA - which he hasnt done. All his actions have undermined traditional marriage.
“This is how stupid the MSM is.”
Not stupid. Enablers.
Evolving means he is sticking his finger in the wind to see what stance can help him right now. He wants the votes on both sides of the issue. The media will pretend that a man who has to make most important decision cant even decide where he stands on the most divisive social issue of our time? Pathetic bended-knee syocphancy to accept that.