Obama voices his support for gay marriage

Obama voices his support for gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama declared unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, becoming the first president to endorse the politically explosive idea and injecting a polarizing issue into the 2012 race for the White House.

Obama’s announcement, after refusing to take a clear stand for months, cheered gay rights groups who have long urged him to support gay marriage. It also opened up a distinct area of disagreement with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who opposes gay marriage.

Polling suggests the nation is evenly divided on the issue

“I have hesitated on gay marriage in part because I thought that civil unions would be sufficient,” Obama said in an interview with ABC at the White House. He added that, “I was sensitive to the fact that for a lot of people the word ‘marriage’ was something that invokes very powerful traditions, religious beliefs and so forth.”

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Obama voices his support for gay marriage

So, Barack Hussein Obama and John Kerry actually DO have some commonality. It seems they both like *flip-flops*. ”I was for it/against it before I was against it/for it”, something like that. Obama may have just cost himself an election! :P

I have to thank my good friend Rob at American and Proud for this graphic! Unicorn farts and rainbows. Barack the Rainbow Warrior! The only thing lacking is Fairy Dust. Uh, wait… :?

I wonder what was on his mind when this was the story about 4 years ago?

Obama Says He Is Against Same-Sex Marriage

ABC News’ Teddy Davis, Sunlen Miller, Tahman Bradley, and Rigel Anderson report: Barack Obama’s nuanced position on same-sex marriage is on full display in an MTV interview which is set to air on Monday.

Obama told MTV he believes marriage is “between a man and a woman” and that he is “not in favor of gay marriage.”

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Well, now we get to see if Black Evangelical voters are going to vote for what’s RIGHT or are they going to vote for what’s Black.

This is a TEST for the religious Black community, and it has always been my observation that MANY Black folks are VERY religious, so, will they follow The Messiah or will they make hypocrites of themselves and follow the Obamessiah?

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9 Responses to Obama voices his support for gay marriage

  1. Bat Catcher says:

    Sounds like a fish in the boat!! Flip flop flip flop. Funny how he comes out with this new view after NC votes to make marriage between a man and woman the law. Guess he wants to lose the Dem state in Nov..

  2. Lee says:

    so he can divorce Michelle and marry one of his butt buddies from Chicago.

    • Katie says:

      When he is defeated in November, Moochelle (She Of The Big Butt) will divorce him. Do any of us believe that Moochelle (She Of The Big Butt) will actually pay for her lobsters or trips?

  3. Robert says:

    in 08 his position was “States Rights.” Now, he’s getting pounded in the polls and he needs some help so ENTER the pander wagon. Now the question should be:

    Obama, you had 2 years of full Democrat support in both houses of congress. You didn’t do anything for gay marriage then. In 2010 when the polls showed you were about to lose some seats in both houses, you did DADT. So in this election year you support Gay Marriage what will you do about it after you are re-elected?… Love to hear that answer.

    As far as the black church. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. They will not abandon their half black messiah. They may not be as enthusiastic about it. but they’ll still vote for him by a 95% margin. But that’s not racist is it?

  4. Steve Dennis says:

    Don’t you just love the way the media is calling this an evolution instead of a flip flop?

    This is such a transparent political calculation that it is hard to believe anyone will consider it anything else.

  5. TexasFred says:

    From the post:

    This is a TEST for the religious Black community, and it has always been my observation that MANY Black folks are VERY religious, so, will they follow The Messiah or will they make hypocrites of themselves and follow the Obamessiah?

    Many blacks shrug off Obama’s new view on gays

    ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) – Like many black Americans, Dorsey Jackson does not believe in gay marriage, but he wasn’t disillusioned when Barack Obama became the first president to support it. The windows of his suburban Philadelphia barbershop still display an “Obama 2012″ placard and another that reads “We’ve Got His Back.”

    If Obama needs to endorse same-sex marriage to be re-elected, said Jackson, so be it: “Look, man – by any means necessary.”

    Many blacks shrug off Obama’s new view on gays

    Well, I guess that question has been answered… Support him because he’s BLACK, forget the fact that he is WRONG and destroying this nation…

    So, tell me again John Steves? Just WHO is the “racist and prejudice scum that is still infecting our wonderful county”?

    Answer carefully, your RACE CARD has just been invalidated…

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