Obama Stands Up For Gay Marriage


Today, President Barack Obama vocalized his feelings on gay marriage in an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts that will air on Good Morning America the morning of Thursday, May 10th.

In it, he says, “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.”

So, he’s in. And premature or not, we can’t help but wonder how long now it’ll be until gay Philadelphians can finally, legally tie that knot.

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