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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>>FIVE MINUTES AFTER THE LIMBAUGH SHOW! BWAHAHAHA!!!
Yes, whaddaya know...
Anyone rememeber when the Surgeon Genl Jocelyn Elders was fired because of her “Masturbation is something that perhaps could be taught” comment? It was released
at ...3 pm (ET)...on a Friday afternoon...
Interesting, many here have mentioned that Drudge is in the closet. I have to wonder about this one.
I know some Democrats who attend Black Churches who will be most displeased.
Zero is insane - a megalomaniac (sp?), and pure, unadulterated Evil.
I want a real conservative to vote for!!!!!!
Another ‘political purpose’ decision. If Mitt promotes an anti-gay agenda, Obama will call him out for his past stance on the issue. Add another to Obama’s ‘Romneycare whoops’ list.
Conservatives simply need to have the guts to stop cowering and start pointing the finger.
"You're an American. You have the right to contract with any one you choose." End of story.
Speak for yourself. There are millions and millions of voters who care about other issues as well.
Does he mean like the Marine who had a 9-10 year ended because he was “constrained” in his right to criticize the President? Is THAT the type ppeople he is worried about?
He is a PUTZ!
I know people like that too, but I still think it will come down to an intensity issue, the fact is that the vast majority of those people that use to be against gay marriage but now are "sorta" "kinda" for it aren't going to base their vote on how a candidate stands on that one issue. But those that are opposed tend to be strongly opposed and will vote on that issue alone, and they vastly outnumber those who strongly support gay marriage. If I had to guess I would say it's something like 20% Strongly Support, 40% strongly oppose and the other 40% might either claim to support or oppose but when it comes down to it they aren't really going to base their vote on that one issue.
Now, every time a black or Hispanic says they support Obumble, it is up to us to ask them if they are just supporting him because he is for queer marriage. That will drive them nuts.
“Oh, are you one of the black gays?”
So he's finally coming out of the closet, eh? Who's he leaving Michelle for? Who's the lucky guy?
ohhhhhh yeah, Big Mama get that head going in a circle and side to side and you. Keep some booty...Lost a LOT of AME churches in this one!
Except that Robomney is lying:
List Attorneys, Law Professors, Leaders Declaring: Romney forced same-sex marriage on Massachusetts
Larry Sinclair. Google him. LOL.
He must really be in trouble if he has to shore up the New York and California vote!
Vote for Biden, he outed 0h0m0! LOL!
The told-Biden-to-do-it backfired, er, assfired!
One has to keep up with fagotology!
I signed the petition to demand the move. Everyone should. Pit the nutroots against North Carolina and put the DNC in the middle of it.
I think you’re over thinking it. It’s seem clear to me:
Obama will get the strong gay marriage vote; those strongly opposing gay marriage will go to Romney.
Dummy. You should not type on FR while upset. Calm down, It will be all right. Maintain low tones...Sit back and watch the fun tonight and tomorrow.