Obama Comes Out in Defense of Marriage Equality

Obama Comes Out in Defense of Marriage Equality

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.

Will this affect his chances of reelection? Why?

5 thoughts on “Obama Comes Out in Defense of Marriage Equality”

  1. Voters who would vote against a candidate because of the voter’s determination to oppress other people is a conservative through and through and they are unable to vote for a tolerant candidate no matter what. No big loss.

    The Black community and the Hispanic community are beginning to realize that they have gays, not only among them but in their own families, and they’re not bad people. If they would vote based on hatred of gays, they would never vote for a Democrat anyway.

  2. Obama will lose some of the voters but will regain a larger number of his base in exchange.

  3. To me this looks like a big win for Obama. He will get more donations and he’ll help close the motivation gap. More than anything, it’ll help him because he is showing great statesman skills like honesty, you know, honesty, the opposite of Republican. Democratic voters will be energized by his making a stand, especially a difficult one. Everyone knows the party of bigots will be attacking him mercilessly over this.

  4. The Republican war on everyone includes gays, women, brown people, oh, and did I say women?

    They have a war on the poor, a war on the unemployed, a war on union workers, in fact they have a war against workers in general.

    There is no one left for the Republicans to wage war against except the 1%. At this point, only idiots vote Republican.

    Good going Obama!

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