Did President Obama Change his Views on Gay Marriage?

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    Jun 17, 2011 9:15 PM GMT
    Don't get me wrong... I don't think the Republicans are right on this issue, but it would appear Democrats are not that much better.

    http://gay.americablog.com/2011/06/senior-white-house-aide-1996-obama-gay.html

    It's one thing for the President not to support gay marriage (and it would be a problem nonetheless). But this President supported gay marriage, repeatedly, and now claims he doesn't. And now he appears to be lying about the issue.

    That's not fierce advocacy.
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    Jun 17, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    He did mislead may of the gay left leading up to the election, by giving them false hope, just to win the election. But he told the dead fish what they wanted to hear, and they just floated with the flow.

    Yet how can Obama support gay marriage and America being One nation Under God; because gay marriage is against Gods will. Yet all these year latter they seem no closer to having anything called gay marriage;; such a dreadful term too, if we ever get it it should only incluse us Gold card gays anyways, as the rest just are not gay enough.
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    Jun 17, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    I...actually don't think it matters too much whether or not the president supports it not, since marriage laws are different in each individual states. I do think that Obama would have some impact on the issue itself, but marriage laws are reserved to the state governments, so it probably won't change much of anything.
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    Jun 17, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    Semitransparency saidI...actually don't think it matters too much whether or not the president supports it not, since marriage laws are different in each individual states. I do think that Obama would have some impact on the issue itself, but marriage laws are reserved to the state governments, so it probably won't change much of anything.



    Actually, it does matter. I voted for Obama knowing that he stopped short of supporting gay marriage. I just knew that he was better than his opponent on gay rights. That said, it does not mean we do not keep after him to try to convince him otherwise. He needs to be reminded of it every time the discussion turns to gay rights and every time in his campaigning that he is before a gay audience and gay rights group.
    Marriage laws are different in each state, however there are some guidelines that they must all follow and that is most often about who can get married. A state can not stop some from a certain race or two people from different races getting married. States can not allow marriage for only people from a certain religion and can't prevent interfaith marriage. Eventually gay marriage is something that the federal government will have to deal with, either through legislation or through the courts. I am thinking that it will probably come from the courts, although maybe not in one of the cases in the system right now, and someday we will have our own Loving vs Virginia.
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    Jun 17, 2011 10:22 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidDon't get me wrong... I don't think the Republicans are right on this issue, but it would appear Democrats are not that much better.

    http://gay.americablog.com/2011/06/senior-white-house-aide-1996-obama-gay.html

    It's one thing for the President not to support gay marriage (and it would be a problem nonetheless). But this President supported gay marriage, repeatedly, and now claims he doesn't. And now he appears to be lying about the issue.

    That's not fierce advocacy.




    Wow, aren't we lucky to have the first president in U.S. history who supports gay marriage!
    It sure beats the hell out of having a Repub president who supports a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage!
    I can't wait until President Obama's second term, when he doesn't have to hide his support for gay marriage anymore in order to get reelected.

    And I do agree that we see a lot more "fierce advocacy" from the Repubs.
    As the matter of fact, the Repubs who participated in the recent Repub presidential debate showed plenty of that "fierce advocacy" - for banning gay marriage and for pushing the anti-gay agenda.of the religious right.