Medjai saidConsidering Obama is at a federal level, and marriage is a state level, he can't do anything besides lend support. It's not his call, besides kiboshing DOMA.....
"One power that the states do not have, however, is that of prohibiting marriage in the absence of a valid reason. For example, prohibiting interracial marriage is unconstitutional because it violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution."
So it is wrong to think that our fate is subject to some final say of the states.
Fuck the states. Fuck the popular vote. Give us our fucking human rights.
RIGHTS RIGHT NOW
I know, but it is being done at a state level. Forcing the issue federally would not make friends with the general population.
Canada did it this way too. It asked for provincial support before federal recognition was granted. My beloved Alberta held out the longest, but eventually caved. We did it in one swoop. With the slow movement of American mentalities, be happy that individual states are allowed to go ahead without country wide support.
Progress is being made, even if it is slow. Be happy with how far we've come, and support how far we have to go. Forcing it will not help anyone though.