Skip to comments.Gay marriage support: Obama's most courageous move (Mega hurl alert)
Posted on 05/10/2012 8:46:18 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
(CNN) -- President Barack Obama's blockbuster announcement that he is in favor of full marriage equality is the most courageous thing he has done since he entered the White House three and a half years ago. Coming after his successful strategy to get Congress to repeal don't ask, don't tell so that gays and lesbians can serve openly in the military and the decision of his Justice Department to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act in federal courts, he has now done nearly as much for gay people as Lyndon Johnson did for African-Americans with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
When informed of the president's action by CNN.com, (former NYC mayor) Koch said, "Someone should write a play about this -- there's so much drama here!"
"The question will be, was he pushed, or are these his real feelings?" Koch continued. "I believe this is how he really feels. I commend him for doing this."
The former mayor pointed out that until today, the president was getting the "worst of both worlds" by continuing to say that his feelings were evolving on this subject. "He was evolving into dust. And now he has evolved into a major figure who should be thanked by the country." Among the president's most fervent supporters, a latent fear remains that this announcement could cost him the election. But a new feeling offers gigantic compensation: the conviction that we really did elect a genuinely transformational president.
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I am certain it takes much LESS courage to pander than it does to succeed without pandering!!!
“Gutsiest move I ever saw, Mav.”
certainly gutsier than taking out osama by himself....
President Barack Obama’s blockbuster announcement that he is in favor of full marriage equality is the most courageous thing he has done besides getting head from Larry Sinclaire in exchange for crack.
Can anyone explain to me why the media, movie, political elites are so enthralled with making it legal for a man to stick his ‘Johnson’ into another man’s orifice?
Remember the same stories from the left celebrating Dick Chaney’s statement 3 years ago?
It won’t cost him anything. Romney supports it too.
Biden’s foot-in-mouth disease force Obama to come out of the closet 6 months earlier than planned. He was ‘evolving’ to cater to his gay donors and patrons but wanted the ambiguity in place to straddle voters.
Now that’s over. This was not courage but a forced exposure of Obama’s ongoing political calculation.
“It wont cost him anything. Romney supports it too.”
What are you babbling about?
(CBS News) FORT LUPTON, Colo. - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday said he unequivocally opposes “marriage between people of the same gender,” drawing a contrast to President Obama’s “evolving” position on the issue.
Romney, in another interview on Wednesday, told CBS affiliate KCNC in Denver: “My position is the same on gay marriage as it’s been well, from the beginning, and that is that marriage is a relation between a man and a woman. That’s the posture that I had as governor and I have that today.”
He signed, rather than vetoed, gay marriage legislation in Massachusetts.
Shall I look it up for you?
that is beyond pathetic. The Mass supreme court IMPOSED gay marriage. All Romney and others did was comply with supreme court orders rather than create a constitutional crisis he would lose. He was opposed then to gay marriage, indicated opposition to the ruling the day it was made, advocated to overturn and limit the rulings impact, and has been consistently opposed to it ever since and is opposed now.
Shall I look it up for you?
He does all that and you go around falsely spouting about him being for SSM because of what the mass supreme court did. Un-freaking-believable. That’s like saying Reagan was pro-abortion because the supreme court upheld Roe v Wade.
It was almost fun watching CNN reporters and interviewees doing everything but wetting their pants over Obama’s announcement.
“Can anyone explain to me why the media, movie, political elites are so enthralled with making it legal for a man to stick his Johnson into another mans orifice?”
Simple: It’s fits in with their agenda of sympathy for supposed victims, the supposed oppressed, the amoral and the degenerate.
No, the court itself said it had no legal authority to force gay marriage into law. If Romney had refused to sign legislation legalizing gay marriage, there is nothing the court could have done. Courts can't create laws.
There is big difference between that and a court striking down a law.
The only real effect of the announcement is that homosexuals, who were going to vote for Obama anyway, won’t have second thoughts when they place a “Forward” bumper sticker on their Audis and Subarus.
“Is Mitt Romney the Father of Gay Marriage”
Go to the links.
Wow. That’s 100% Wrong. You havent read the court ruling nor understand it.
Romney has consistently opposed SSM.
The flip-flopper on this issue is Obama.
The correct answer to the question is “No”.
No, that is what he has consistently said. But, signing gay marriage into law in Massachusetts indicates he is a liar.
Courts can’t force legislators into creating laws, period.
Good point. Now we know what he was really talking about with “forward”.
I think that the idea for Obama’s “Forward” and MSNBC’s “Lean Forward” were hatched at the same meeting by some of the same people.
Try not to be so succinct next time. You leave me nothing to argue with.
“In a 50-page, 43 ruling on November 18, 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that the state may not “deny the protections, benefits and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two individuals of the same sex who wish to marry.”
The court gave the State Legislature 180 days to “take such action as it may deem appropriate” before issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.”
A court has no legal authority to force legislators into making laws.