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.
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Barak is one of those “Down Low” Brothas
Barak is one of those “Down Low” Brothas
Obama sold his soul for a vote.....actually he’s the devil himself!!!
“The day after NC, which went heavily for Obammie the Commie in 2008, trounced gay marriage...not just in a piece of common legislation but in their state constitution.”
Whats a conservative democrat? Isnt that an extinct species?
Will Zer0s daughters be able to marry each other?
by the time they are ready to get married the family pet may be legal for one of them to marry.
Blackmailed by his own base. Support it or be outed. Grab the popcorn!
You NAILED IT!!!!
You can be a closeted gay UNLESS YOU GO AGAINST THE AGENDA. Romney is OK to most gays. They don’t have to vote Obama. They would have NO TROUBLE outing Obama either. One whiff to the media that it’s OK and you would see the kind of vetting George Bush would have gotten if he had slept his way through gay bars in his 20s.
(I hope they make him jump through MORE gay hoops. He spoke today like a man with a hood on and Khalid Sheik Mohammed beside him with a machete.)
I was just invited on TV to discuss this tomorrow!
Of course. Just another issue to divide the country. He has been holding back on this one until now to make it a false campaign issue, taking attention away from the job he has failed at for almost four years. That is the key to his four year campaign - divide the people on a multitude of overlapping issues. Another communist strategy to stoke people’s emotions against each other. Every week, another divisive issue for the pandering media to push.
Speaking of dogs....
Why can’t I marry my dog?
I love my dog!
NC is a bizarre place for a Dim convention anyway. Why would they rather not have it in the holy city of Chicago, home of The Won??/s;)
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 agree. Romney is trying to play both sides here. He’s for Gay Marriage.
He’s flipped on other issues, unlike Newt who’s been pretty clear thru out, but let’s face it folks, he turned out to be a crappy campaigner with a crappy team right out of the gate.
Au contraire my FRiend, the bicycle IS in every picture!
0h0m0 is a BICYCLE because he gets ridden, always!
Bambi thinks his touching message will inspire the pro-gay black lobby I reckon.
Poor little GOV Romney....getting pushed around so. He is just a pawn filling a suit and some shoes that somehow always go in the direction of left. What a great CIC he will make...for the left.
Yep..I'm absolutely certain that if we elect Romney he will make sure we get conservative judges to keep Gay issues from progressing....*(snort).
I was amazed that he every was “against” gay marriage. That’s the liberals core mantra.
“The Supreme Court of Massachusetts are the entity that established gay marriage in Massachusetts.”
Absolutely not. They demanded that the legislature change the laws, which they refused to do. Under the MA constitution, only the legislature has authority over marriage issues. In MA, the state supreme court can oly advise the governor and legislature. The Goodrich decision says explicitly that the court has no authority.
The legislature refused to change anything. No marriage law has changed in Massachusetts. They have same sex marriage because Romney threatened to fire town clerks if they did not start issuing same-sex licenses, and conveniently, Romney had already asked the records people make up same-sex forms for them to fill out.
So when I say executive action, I mean that all the changes that took place and all the orders given came from the governor. Nobody voted on anything and no state law was changed.
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