Skip to comments.Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage
Posted on 05/09/2012 11:43:02 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
President Obama today announced that he now supports
same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure
from the Democratic base and even his own vice president.
In an interview with ABC News Robin Roberts, the president
described his thought process as an evolution that led him to this place,
based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian
service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters.
"I have to tell you that over the course of several
years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about
members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous
relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I
think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there
fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't
Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at
a certain point Ive just 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, Obama told Roberts, in an interview to appear on ABCs Good Morning
America Thursday. Excerpts of the interview will air tonight on ABCs World
News with Diane Sawyer.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
Twhat Romney said today:
“Well, when these issues were raised in my state of Massachusetts, I indicated my view, which is I do not favor marriage between people of the same gender, and I do not favor civil unions if they are identical to marriage other than by name, Romney said, per Fox31 Denver News. My view is the domestic partnership benefits, hospital visitation rights, and the like are appropriate but that the others are not. “
Works for me and I’ll take it.
His base is as loud as they are narrow.
Yeah, evolving goes in one direction and devolving goes in the opposite direction. This should be no surprise to anyone, it was just a matter of when.
Obama has thought about gay marriage for a couple years vs 2000+ years of history.
America has advanced beyond any other country in two and half centuries and its not good enough for Obama. He’s going to singlehandedly change it in several years.
It will be interesting to see what his pole (sic) numbers do after this. I imagine all the pulpits around the country speaking directly to this Sunday. This will not go over well in the Bible belt.
Heaven help us!
Obama to African-Americans: “I know many of you do not approve of sodomite ‘marriage’, but you are just going to have to sit down and shut up...what are you going to do...vote for the white guy?”
I'm afraid I'm not running this time around.
S. Alinsky, Master in Redicule and Isolate
Matt Drudge and Matt Rhoades are planning to out him in October.
WOW what an EPIC blunder for Obama... his MAIN supporters (blacks) are dead set against gays...
This may put the final nail in Obama’s coffin, and opens up a HUGE opportunity for Romney if he is smart enough to run with it.
This may be an Obama strategery, to make Mitt flip on this topic.
I wonder if he did this because he knows he is in trouble.
The real battle is now congress.
If I were gay (I'm not), I would be very teed off at Obama for waiting to make this announcement. If he'd done this before the election, it might've swung some votes.
He (dare I say it?) screwed the GLBT folks.
FIVE MINUTES AFTER THE LIMBAUGH SHOW! BWAHAHAHA!!!
Doubt it. I cannot even begin to tell you how many people I have known for decades who I NEVER EVER EVER EVER would have imagined would have EVER supported such a thing who have told me in the last 2 or 3 years that they now support gay marriage.
I do not know what has occurred but a deep level of brainwashing has gone on here. I think this is something we are destined to lose.
Exactly, Mr. B. I think that some of Romney’s folks have been reading their Alinsky very carefully.
They literally broke into regular programming on NBC to announce this - absurd.
This is entirely about the fact that the homosexual community was sitting on checks. However, Obama will pay a price for this w independents, Catholics, and Hispanics.
He is now toast in NC, the convention is going to be a disaster. Also hurts Obama in PA, NM, NV, possibly Iowa.
Willard’s always been for fag marriage. That is why we need a REVOLUTION AT THE CONVENTION!!!
List Attorneys, Law Professors, Leaders Declaring: Romney forced same-sex marriage on Massachusetts
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2012 11:40:34 AM by SoConPubbie
-Romney willfully authorized tax-funded elective abortions
Romney has an out; which he's been consistent on from the get go. He'll say that yes he did do it in Mass., as the governor, and that it is a state issue, and the Federal government has no business in it. That will put the ball back into obama's court. He either agrees with state sovereignty, or he says that the Federal government's wishes are more important than the states.
How well do you think either one of those answers will go over with certain portions of the population?
Probably be able to marry Moochelle.
Obama was going to be outed by his own people if he didn’t go on the record supporting it today. Blackmail, democrat style.
Did he think the queers WERE NOT going to vote for him?
Or was the largely-gay Mainstream media pressuring him??
Romney did not have to do anything. Goodrich unconstitutionally (MA Constitution) instructed the legislature to change the marriage laws, which they refused to do. Should have been the end of the issue, but Mitt sprang to the rescue!
As I stated above, no mass laws changed.
Prop 8 passed with support of 80% of blacks.
Odumbo knows they will still vote for him because, despite being 1/2 white he is still considered black.
Nothing will stop blacks from voting for Obama. NOTHING! In the end (no pun intended) I think this will hurt Obama more than help him. Did he miss the NC election results yesterday or something or is he just doing his ‘reverse parallel universe’ stuff again?
Barry comes out of the closet for NAMBLA. Surprise, surprise.
No, they made another mistake that helps Romney more than they thought. See my post upthread. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2881754/posts?page=47#47
How does one define incest wrt happy marriages?
He’s brain damaged and stupid. If he didn’t have a teleprompter with stuff written by other people he’d be drooling and talking baby talk.
Team Zero is desperate, this is clear evidence.
This is a great term, I needed a laugh!!!:
-—Ill bet Orally is also dumb enough to say Obama has switched sides. Hah.-—
You are correct!
Van Jones said something on TeeVee not along ago that blacks would vote for Zero even if Zero came out as “gay” or words to that effect.
Year, right...many would not!
You don’t. The dog is in play at this point.
At least the convict is not a mentally ill sex pervert (afawk).
Oh, then this is going to get interesting.
Now, I know Matt Drudge but who’s Matt Rhoades?
>>FIVE MINUTES AFTER THE LIMBAUGH SHOW! BWAHAHAHA!!!
Yes, whaddaya know...
Anyone rememeber when the Surgeon Genl Jocelyn Elders was fired because of her “Masturbation is something that perhaps could be taught” comment? It was released
at ...3 pm (ET)...on a Friday afternoon...
Interesting, many here have mentioned that Drudge is in the closet. I have to wonder about this one.
I know some Democrats who attend Black Churches who will be most displeased.
Zero is insane - a megalomaniac (sp?), and pure, unadulterated Evil.
I want a real conservative to vote for!!!!!!
Another ‘political purpose’ decision. If Mitt promotes an anti-gay agenda, Obama will call him out for his past stance on the issue. Add another to Obama’s ‘Romneycare whoops’ list.
Conservatives simply need to have the guts to stop cowering and start pointing the finger.
"You're an American. You have the right to contract with any one you choose." End of story.
Speak for yourself. There are millions and millions of voters who care about other issues as well.
Does he mean like the Marine who had a 9-10 year ended because he was “constrained” in his right to criticize the President? Is THAT the type ppeople he is worried about?
He is a PUTZ!
I know people like that too, but I still think it will come down to an intensity issue, the fact is that the vast majority of those people that use to be against gay marriage but now are "sorta" "kinda" for it aren't going to base their vote on how a candidate stands on that one issue. But those that are opposed tend to be strongly opposed and will vote on that issue alone, and they vastly outnumber those who strongly support gay marriage. If I had to guess I would say it's something like 20% Strongly Support, 40% strongly oppose and the other 40% might either claim to support or oppose but when it comes down to it they aren't really going to base their vote on that one issue.