Skip to comments.President Obama says Sasha and Malia influenced his stance on same-sex marriage
Posted on 05/09/2012 5:34:19 PM PDT by tobyhill
President Obama endorsed same-sex marriage Wednesday, just hours after North Carolina adopted a constitutional amendment to ban it -- one of 41 states where same-sex marriage is illegal.
President Obama's declaration does not change any law, but it does inject a contentious social issue into the race for the White House.
"For me personally it is important for me to affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," Mr. Obama said.
CBS News correspondent Norah O'Donnell reports Mr. Obama has often said he was in favor of civil unions for gay and lesbian couples and in favor of equal rights, but on marriage, for years he has said his thoughts were evolving.
Advisors admit it was not the president's plan to announce his support for same-sex marriage Wednesday. Ironically, his hand was forced in part by his vice president, and by growing anger among gay and lesbian financial supporters who felt it was time for the president to clarify just where he stands.
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That would be “nucular” proliferation.
Did they have anything to say about nuclear disarmament? At least Amy Carter was concerned about something besides sanctified buggery.
Does this guy ever say anything that’s not...
a) Written for him by someone else, and
b) Carefully first considered for its effect among voting blocs?
The only thing I remember him saying that was off the cuff and accurate was “Guys, can’t I just eat my waffle?”
why- are his kids lesbians???
Maybe at school?
Obama's (former) "Safe School Czar" Kevin
"use a condom" Jennings
From the Washington Times...
EDITORIAL: At the president's pleasure
'Safe school czar' encouraged child sex with an older man
September 28, 2009
A teacher was told by a 15-year-old high school sophomore that he was having homosexual sex with an "older man." At the very least, statutory rape occurred. Fox News reported that the teacher violated a state law requiring that he report the abuse. That former teacher, Kevin Jennings, is President Obama's "safe school czar". It's getting hard to keep track of all of this president's problematic appointments. Clearly, the process for vetting White House employees has broken down.
In this one case in which Mr. Jennings had a real chance to protect a young boy from a sexual predator, he not only failed to do what the law required but actually encouraged the relationship.
According to Mr. Jennings' own description in a new audiotape discovered by Fox News, the 15-year-old boy met the "older man" in a "bus station bathroom" and was taken to the older man's home that night. When some details about the case became public, Mr. Jennings threatened to sue another teacher who called his failure to report the statutory rape "unethical." Mr. Jennings' defenders asserted that there was no evidence that he was aware the student had sex with the older man.
However, the new audiotape contradicts this claim. In 2000, Mr. Jennings gave a talk to the Iowa chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, an advocacy group that promotes homosexuality in schools. On the tape, Mr. Jennings recollected that he told the student to make sure "to use a condom" when he was with the older man. That he actively encouraged the relationship is reinforced by Mr. Jennings' own description in his 1994 book, "One Teacher in 10." In that account, the teacher boasts how he allayed the student's concerns about the relationship to such a degree that the 15-year-old "left my office with a smile on his face that I would see every time I saw him on the campus for the next two years, until he graduated."
Mr. Jennings' denials about these events reveal a lack of remorse. He has not admitted that he made mistakes in this case, and he now refuses to answer any questions about the scandal. Don't forget, this is a presidential appointee we're talking about. Mr. Obama should make clear what his standards are for public servants serving at the pleasure of the president. Encouraging and covering up man-boy sexual activity are serious offenses. The White House should force Mr. Jennings to come clean.
Be the Change Announces New President and CEO
Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education Kevin Jennings to Succeed Be the Change Founder Alan Khazei
BOSTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Be the Change announced today that, following a national search, Kevin Jennings will succeed Alan Khazei as President and CEO. Mr. Jennings will officially begin his new role on July 25, 2011.
"We are delighted to draw a leader of Kevin's caliber to succeed Alan," said Be the Change board chair Josh Bekenstein of Bain Capital. "His experience both leading a national nonprofit as well as working in the federal government makes him the ideal leader to take the reigns as Alan takes on new challenges."
Be the Change was founded by Alan Khazei in 2007. Prior to founding Be the Change, Mr. Khazei co-founded City Year (www.CityYear.org), a national nonprofit that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. ..."
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek"-- BARACK OBAMA
Pretty much anyone is fair game for being “Thrown under the Bus”!
So crowded under there, wheels on the bus go round and round?
Dang! That thing has to be up to the third floor by now!
How many of us were influenced by our Millennial offspring to vote for BHO?
When will Malia and Sasha be appointed as Gay-Czars?
Right, I am sure their views are simply a reflection of his anyways.
Would he let Sasha and Malia marry each other?
Liar. What a horrible thing to do to your children, Barry. You should be ashamed of yourself.
“CBS News correspondent Norah O’Donnell reports Mr. Obama has often said he was in favor of civil unions for gay and lesbian couples and in favor of equal rights, but on marriage, for years he has said his thoughts were evolving. “
Norah O’Donnell is a liar- obozo said he was against gay marriage...
Are his daughters old enough to vote? Marry?
Is this a children’s issue?
But then why should logic or morality or the best interests of our nation play a role?
So what is the monetary and fiscal policy of the Obama children? And i’m fascinated to hear what they think about farm subsidies. Freaking Amazing,,,,,
Will the daughters give a press conference? After all they are now key advisors influencing our nation.
What a freakin liar.
Remember when Jimmy Carter talked to 10 yr old Amy about some foreign policy issue to make his decision?
The GOP-e has assured him a win in November, by not running a true Conservative alternative. Two Liberals, from different parties, and now BOTH are on-board with the sex deviates to change the Creator's Law.