Obama on Same-Sex Marriage
It may take some time before many of us will fully realize the significance of President Obama’s “coming out,” as it were, in favor of same-sex marriage yesterday. And while today religious leaders condemn him, and the GOP are already using it against him, he made history. And we are incredibly proud that we have a leader who is willing to do what is right, rather than what may be politically savvy. Let’s remember that this November when we head to the polls to re-elect the first president in history to say out loud and proud that he supports marriage equality in America.
“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 president said. “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.”
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