May 09, 2012 6:04 AM GMT
Bakersfield CalifornianIn the days before the North Carolina vote, two top administration officials -- Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan -- expressed support for gay marriage. Obama supports most gay rights but has stopped short of backing gay marriage.
The Biden and Duncan comments sent the White House into damage-control mode as gay rights advocates pressed for him to publicly support of same-sex unions before November. Aides also tried to use the focus on the issue to criticize Romney's equivocations on gay rights over the years.
Romney, in turn, emphasized his position that marriage should be solely between one man and one woman. He has said that he supports a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Romney and other old white homophobes like Billy Graham sabotaged freedom and equality. To be expected.