Skip to comments.Obama opposes NC gay marriage amendment
Posted on 03/16/2012 5:02:06 PM PDT by Libloather
Obama opposes NC gay marriage amendment
By TOM BREEN | Associated Press 1 hr 47 mins ago
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) President Barack Obama took a stand Friday against a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina, a state he won in 2008 that remains crucial to his re-election hopes.
"While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the president has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same-sex couples," said Cameron French, the Obama campaign's North Carolina spokesman, in a statement. "That's what the North Carolina ballot initiative would do it would single out and discriminate against committed gay and lesbian couples and that's why the president does not support it."
Same-sex marriage is already illegal by statute in North Carolina but not in the constitution. Last year, lawmakers approved a referendum question that would amend the state constitution to say, in part, "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state."
The state is the only one in the Southeast without such a constitutional provision, and supporters say it protects traditional marriage from being redefined by the courts.
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Obama really is transparent to anyone who is awake
and paying attention.
> Obama really is transparent
More like BLATANT from my perspective.
Yes, I can stand on both sides of this fence, seems to be his message.
As opposed to Great Britain, where the judiciary was an arm of the executive and looked out for the prerogatives of the King, our judiciary was to be independent and enforce the whims of no man, but rather the rights of the people expressed in our Constitution.
220+ years later, whom do our courts defend? The rights of the sovereign people or the prerogatives of the King/President?
Note the misleading headline which might cause the casual reader to think he opposes gay marriage when, instead, he opposes a ban on gay marriage. Typical AP trick.
I think he is being blackmailed by the militant homosexual community. Do what the demand or pictures, audio and other records will appear.