Skip to comments.Obama gay marriage support seen as world precedent
Posted on 05/09/2012 9:42:43 PM PDT by quantim
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that he supports gay marriage boosted the hopes of gay rights groups around the world that other leaders will follow his example. Vatican and other religious officials who oppose gay marriage stayed largely silent, while others denounced the president's position.
Gay groups lauded what they said was the tremendous precedent set by Obama and hoped for changes in their own countries. In Latin America, for example, governments in Argentina and Mexico City have passed laws permitting gay marriage, but most do not.
"This is incredibly important, it's excellent news. The United States is a global leader on everything, and that includes gay rights," said Julio Moreira, president of the Rio de Janeiro-based Arco-Iris gay rights group. "This will force other nations like Brazil to move forward with more progressive policies."
That message was echoed by some people in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, who said it was about time Obama took a positive stand on the issue.
"It's a civil liberty," said 25-year-old Duncan Bruce while smoking a cigarette outside of a London pub. "This is not to do with religion - it's about two men loving each other. If you can't get a tax break for that, it's a disgrace."
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Not everyone was fooled...
Word up yo.
He has effectively made EVERY Democrat candidate pro-gay marriage. Imagine trying to be the nominee in 2016 and NOT openly support gay marriage. You’ll be out of the race before Iowa.
Word up yo.
As soon as I heard this I knew it was just for the election. He had to come out of the closet.
Are we in some sort of ‘BRAVO - Original Presentation Movie’?
“it’s about two men loving each other. If you can’t get a tax break for that, it’s a disgrace”
*rolls eyes* Like anyone was really surprised that he actually supports homosexual ‘marriage’?
Which is what s/he REALLY wants.
Tell that to the Muslims taking over Londonistan, Brucie.
My thought as well.
It’s got that look don’t it. I’m not convinced yet, but I am moving that way almost daily.
it’s about two men loving each other. If you can’t get a tax break for that, it’s a disgrace.”
followed shortly by “if we can’t get free aids drugs its a disgrace!”
“In Latin America, for example, governments in Argentina and Mexico City have passed laws permitting gay marriage, but most do not.”
I don’t understand using “world precedent” in the title; he is far behind many countries. What was groundbreaking here?
Al Gore invented the Internet; now apparently Obama invented “gay marriage”.