Obama’s ‘Evolving’ Position on Same-Sex Marriage
Posted on Dec 24, 2010
President Obama’s take on gay marriage may get less absurd. Obama told The Advocate that his view is “evolving” and he struggles with his oft-repeated belief that marriage ought to be between a man and a woman (because such marriages never fail and are the will of the same supreme being who digs slavery). —PZS
Throughout his 2008 campaign and the start of his administration, Obama insisted marriage should be limited to the union of a man and a woman; most major politicians in both parties share that stance.
But in the Advocate interview, published on the eve of the president signing the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, Obama said his views are “evolving.” He then made a similar remark at news conference Wednesday.
“I struggle with this,” Obama said. “I have people who work for me, who are in powerful, strong, long-lasting gay or lesbian unions.”
White House / Samantha Appleton
If the president can tolerate a cappella singing, surely he can get over his prejudice against gay people and embrace marriage equality.