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Obama Comes Out In Favor of Marriage Equality.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Jose...

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did I just see rainbow smoke coming from the White House chimney? In an interview with ABC News Robin Roberts today, President Obama echoed the sentiments of Joe Biden ( without the off the wall Will & Grace comments):

OBAMA:”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

I’ve 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.”

The interview is scheduled to air tonight.

I must say, this is a pretty bold statement, considering the fact that it’s an election year. Hopefully, he’ll get another 4 years to back that statement up. As I stated in a previous post, it’s going to take a hell of a lot of work to get rid of DOMA, and finally bring about marriage equality on a federal level.

I hope Obama’s actions will be louder than his words.  

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  1. Sedate Me
    May 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Yeah, but it’s not like he’s going to DO anything about it. He’s leaving it all up to the states to decide, just like Carolina did.


    • May 13, 2012 at 8:02 am

      I agree, leaving it to the states does little to change the status quo. DOMA needs to be eliminated. Still, to have POTUS make such a statement will hopefully carry a lot of weight in the fight for marriage equality.


      • Sedate Me
        May 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm

        I think the ONE walkaway on this is the “progress”. An issue that used to be a vote-loser for the Democrats might now be starting to turn into a vote-loser for the Republicans.

        I really hate being positive, but there is a slim hope that, over the next decade, the Republican fossils will start dying off and the support for their Neanderthal social policies will too. Their social policies may finally start to hurt them more than help them. If that happens, their diversions will be gone and all they’ll be left with is their nasty economic policies.

        But I’m sure the Democrats will find a way to lose.


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