Wednesday, May 9, 2012

President Obama Supports Same Sex Marriage

"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," President Obama told ABC this afternoon.

Excellent news. Most polls have shown steadily increasing support for not allowing the government to discriminate against consenting, tax-paying American adults. Within a few years, those states that have amended their constitution (like North Carolina's voters chose to do yesterday) will be declared un-Constitutional.

  • You can't have the government give special rights to straight people and deny all other tax-paying Americans the same rights.
  • You never put a minority's rights up for a vote by the majority. Civil Rights would never have passed in the South back in 1965 if that were the case.
Of course, the far rightwing homophobes and haters couldn't wait to chime in with their idiotic opinions (from Talking Points Memo):

As a blaring headline on FOX Nation declared: “OBAMA FLIP FLOPS, DECLARES WAR ON MARRIAGE.”

The “war on marriage” portion was eventually edited out, but others were there to pick up the battle standard. “We’ve arrived at a point where the President of the United States is going to lead a war on traditional marriage,” Rush Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday.

Rush Limbaugh spoke out for traditional marriage. His first, second, third and fourth wives could not be reached for comment.  And I've always wondered how the marriage of a couple of lesbians across the street could possibly weaken, or affect in any way, your marriage?

The fact is, it can't. Righties just want to find an excuse to discriminate and justify their hate.

In a few years, we'll wonder what all the fuss was about and why it took so long.

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