Obama “Evolving” On Gay Marriage Issue


With respect to the issue of whether gays
and lesbians should be able to get married, I’ve spoken about this recently. As I’ve said,
my feelings about this are constantly evolving. I struggle with this. I have friends, I have
people who work for me, who are in powerful, strong, long-lasting gay or lesbian unions.
And they are extraordinary people, and this is something that means a lot to them and
they care deeply about. At this point, what I’ve said is, is that
my baseline is a strong civil union that provides them the protections and the legal rights
that married couples have. And I think — and I think that’s the right thing to do.
But I recognize that from their perspective it is not enough, and I think is something
that we’re going to continue to debate and I personally am going to continue to wrestle
with going forward. Q But the military does not recognize civil
unions, right? THE PRESIDENT: I understand. And as I said,
this is going to be an issue that is not unique to the military — this is an issue that extends
to all of our society, and I think we’re all going to have to have a conversation about
it.

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  1. a man + a woman is diversity. Gay marriage is sexist at heart, it's an abomination since their union doesn't create life, only lust. Not to mention the plumbing just isn't right. Now gay's never ask the question if gay marriage would offend straight couples, because it does. Its all about what they want, always has been, and will always be.

  2. @catagon12345 What difference does it make to you that gay have rights or not.

    People who are against their civil rights are only making a big deal for nothing and wasting their time and everyone else's time who is involved.

    AND whether you like it or not, they will eventually have all the rights they ask for… it's inevitable and it's reality. So stop fussing and move on !

  3. When the military desegregated, conservatives freaked out and said the troops would be put in danger. (These same conservatives called desegregation communism)
    .
    When the military allowed women to serve a bigger role, conservatives freaked out and said the troops would be put in danger.
    .
    Now that gays don't have to lie for fear of discharge… SUPRISE SUPRISE, conservatives are freaking out and saying it's putting the troops in danger.

  4. @whynotwatchem ohh save us from your ignorance. There are more people against gay marriage than are for it, as you can easily see by voter turn outs, Obama himself doesn't support gay marriage. As for Civil Rights, most don't care that they can vote, live together, get jobs, etc, but once they wanna pervert the sanctity of marriage they've gone too far. Marriage's purpose is to unite a MAN and a WOMAN in love, to procreate a family that will bring other families together for generations to come.

  5. Wow – I'm impressed that he admits his point of view needs to evolve. Few presidents have admitted as much. This is a great victory for GLBT people – the world follows America's example.

  6. @MrBorisbadanoff a man and woman together is the very essence of diversity dude, there is no diversity in same sex marriage because, dur, it's the same sex?

  7. @MrBorisbadanoff all ur claims have no base. There is nothing against any form of heterosexual marriage so long as their is free consent because it establishes a harmonious family unit. same sex marriage is not diverse at all, its actually a bit sexist.

  8. Does Barack actually ever say anything that makes sense? No Queers should not be allowed to get married. One of them can go get a sex change and then get married!

  9. @WEREFEAT Comparing a person with small pox to a person who is gay is like comparing an apple to a tyrannosaurus, there is nothing to compare! You sir are an idiot who should be banned from the interwebs.

  10. I personally dont understand what the big fuss is about there is no difference between a gay man and a straight man the only thing that is different is the fact that one tiny little part of the brain thinks it likes men rather than women why should they not be allowed these rights when nothing is different people say that gays are defective I would like to know how you came to that what difference are there between a gay and a straight they just want sumthing to argue over

  11. @WEREFEAT
    Whew, lucky you're not "defective," because you are now free to advocate the oppression of those who are. If you had been born homosexual or with a disability I'm sure you wouldn't be in this position.

  12. Obama is hypocritical in that he doesn't fully support gay marriage. The name does matter- "civil unions" aren't enough. I'm sure he wouldn't be satisfied if marriages between blacks and whites were called "interracial unions" instead of marriage. As a country, we long ago decided that separate is NOT equal.

  13. @WEREFEAT
    Actually, math is my strong suit. I wasn't talking about percentages; I was talking about sheer number. There are more heterosexuals in our society with AIDs than homosexuals with AIDs. That is what I said and that is what I meant to say. I am just showing that AIDs is not a gay-only problem, as many seem to think it is.

  14. @WEREFEAT stupidty is the cause of AIDS, not sexuality. africa a highly homophobic country has the highest aids rate of the world. a VERY small gay population on top of it, why? promiscuity and the over-religious church / state indoctrination that bans condom use. and if it was a problem caused by homosexuality it would have always existed, not just showed up in the 70s. stop being an ignorant bigot, i'm bisexual and i love both genders and don't need uneducated pricks running their mouths.

  15. @WEREFEAT uh huh, alright troll ;] whatever helps you masturbate at night, cant wait til you come out of the closet.

  16. Ok, let me see if my take on this is enough to satisfy both arguments:
    I have no problems with gays. but (divorce is a seperate issue) but marriage has remained the same: joining man and woman, genetically complementary couples, in a supposedly life bond to eventually reproduce as family. now, many pro-gaymarriage people support not gays, but just the group of gays that complain about not getting to have the name, despite same benefits. i think govt should leave gay marriage to society, not laws

  17. @kmpa13 Marriage has not remained the same. There were many racial restrictions upon marriage, and this same kind of public uproar happened when they were deemed unconstitutional. And not all families choose to reproduce.

    The "oh it's the same rights, just a different name" isn't a good argument. We've tried separate but equal, and it failed horribly. As the video showed, the military does not recognize these "equal" domestic partnerships. They are simply not equal at all.

  18. The president hasn't evolved on same-sex marriage, he's revolved. He was against it, before he was for it, before he was against it, before he was for it. But the campaign is young and there's room for more turnarounds.

  19. You're an ignorant sorry excuse for a human. Even in a religious stand point being gay is only a sin. One sin. How many sins do you act out in a day? Judge yourself before you come attacking me, a Lesbian and all my fellow homosexuals.

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