Thursday, May 10, 2012

Obama Comes Out In Favor of Same Sex Marriage

So this happened:
President Obama made history Wednesday, becoming the first sitting president to come out in support of legal same-sex marriage.

In an interview with ABC News, Obama said, “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 ABC appearance followed several days of amped-up pressure on Obama to change his stance on same-sex marriage after Vice President Biden and members of Obama’s Cabinet expressed their support for legalized marriage between same-sex couples.
It was a long road for the President, but if I can pat myself on the back a bit, I've been pointing out for quite some time how his "evolving" position on gay marriage just wasn't tenable in the slightest. My guess had always been that he would make some speech about this later in the campaign, but I think Biden's honesty forced his hand.

Something cool to think about: Every Democratic nominee for president from here on out will support Marriage Equality. That's pretty awesome.


  1. Ok, so yeah. I did a happy dance with a co-worker in the office when this happened, but he still views it as a state's rights issue. I think we can do better Mr. President.

  2. There is a difference between "endorsing" same sex marriage, and "actually doing something to make it a reality".
    Kari is correct, he still views this as a State's Rights Issue.

    Has anything really changed besides the symbolic nature? Now don't get me wrong, it is amazing that this will become a plank in the Democratic platform from here on out. Yes!
    But I am not ready to call this as big a success story as the press is playing it to be.

  3. Agreed, but I did read last night that Reid is pushing for it to be part of the Democratic platform, but to my knowledge he was still one dragging his feet on full on endorsing it.