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 ...
Well that should be the final nail in his coffin this November...
Surprise! Surprise! I guess he’s given up on North Carolina entirely. Better move the convention.
Feeling the heat a day after the NC defeat.
Wouldn't that be sweet! ;-D
They already have 14,000 signatures to move the convention.
No surprise to Conservatives, we knew he was lying his ass off before.
Obama is finally out of the closet. Pun intended.
If you would destroy a country first destroy it’s
history and traditions.
Wow! What a dad! Suppose he told them about Larry Sinclair . . . ya' know . . . just to use as an example? Huh?
This guys a creep!
And that just lost him most of the country. He Kinkied his own campaign (so named after Kinky Friedman, who ran for governor in Texas - and committed campaign suicide when he said that he supported the smoking of marijuana.)
“Well that should be the final nail in his coffin this November...”
I don’t think so. He’s running against a guy who forced gay marriage on Massachusetts by executive action. If Romney comes out and denounces Obama for supporting same-sex marriage, a trap can be sprung by going over the timeline and circumstances of what Romney did.
Massachusetts law, the stuff actually codified in the books, did not change and still remain the same as they were before Romney forced Town Clerks and Justices of the Peace to start issuing same sex licenses.
Well, Romney did change one law, there is no longer a requirement for a clean bill of STD health to get a license in MA.
So, our wonderful giant of a president has his core beliefs constantly evolving. How do you ever trust a man like that. What next? And how convenient to say “evolving.” My bet is he has always believed this way but was 100% playing the politic card. In my core beliefs, that’s just chicken poop.
Source is ABC News article by Rick Klein (May 9, 2012)
Gutsy Call ... look at how choreographed this was and then pesky North Carolina has to go and poop in his punch bowl.
As long as the subject isn’t the economy it helps Obama.