Come On Obama! Back Gay Marriage Again!

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You did so when you were on the way up.

Well, now that you're as high on the power ladder as a person can get and you can really make a difference, especially as the matter is being debated in the New York state Legislature as we speak, you're finally taking a stand again can actually turn heads and make history.

Besides, it will catch you up with the American populace, which has been shown in poll after poll to be OK with same-sex marriage.

Shouldn't you have been ahead of them when it comes to civil liberties, not the other way around?

The Washington Blade details the pressure on you to toddle over into the light and stand up for what's right.

The piece reminds us that you were for same-sex marriage when running for Illinois senator, but later on, you decided you were against it (but in favor of civil unions).

And in one more flip-flop, you conceded last year that you might "evolve" on the issue.

Well, you've had enough time to evolve already.

Stop hinting and procrastinating and just say what you really feel -- you know, that all Americans deserve equal rights, without any exceptions or maybes.

After all, that's how you felt when you originally thought gay marriage was a "duh."

That's how you felt when you acted decisively against DADT and DOMA.

So say yes to SSM!

Call it marital equality -- or call it tofu, for that matter -- just approve of it. You know you want to.

And since you're all about timing, this would be the perfect moment to do it. The Gay Pride parade happens to be on Sunday.

Speaking of timing, three activist groups have organized to protest outside today's LGBT fundraiser for you (which you're attending) at the Sheraton.

Here's your chance to speak out!

P.S.: Thanks to reporter Rex Wockner for the tip on the Blade piece.


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Drew
Drew

OBAMA is a failure......NEXT

CapitalCat
CapitalCat

And Thursday night in NYC he came out in favor of letting states' decide, echoing the beliefs of Ross Barnett, George Wallace and Lester Maddox half a century ago. Let's award Obama the No-Balls prize.

Ray Marsilio
Ray Marsilio

We realize he's just trying to stay in office, but this is backsliding, and we are not falling for it again. 

AElder
AElder

When it comes to rights Obama is on CPT.

La Grand Puta
La Grand Puta

Let's just take the religion out of it all together, call it a civil union. Give both partners the same benefit as marriage and screw the churches. I hope the IRS takes away the tax exempt status of those churches pumping money into these campaigns. We SHALL overcome as Ricki Lake said in 'Hairspray'.

Pieface
Pieface

Whatever happened to separation between religion and state????

Lost Weekend
Lost Weekend

A coule of weeks before the 2008 election, Obama was in California.  He was given the chance to come out against Prop 8.  He didn't.  His excuse:  his religious beliefs.  And in the ensuing 3 years, he has consistently given that excuse.  His own personal (changeable) beliefs trumps equality for everyone.  He seems to forget that 45 years ago, his parents would not have been alllowed to marry in nearly half of the states in this country.  In certain states, his father probably would have been lynched.

Now he's running for reelection.  Now he wants the Gay money.  He'll say whatever he has to, but, like his first 2-1/2 years in office, he has done nothing personally to change the poliical climate or laws.  

I guess freedom is okay for him, but not for other minorities.

jonster
jonster

In 1948, about 90% of American adults opposed interracial marriage when the Supreme Court of California legalized it in 1967.

Still, in 1967, about 72% were opposed to interracial marriage and 48% felt that marrying a person of another race should be prosecuted as a criminal act. This was the year when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage everywhere in the U.S.

Now we have a flip-flop President who might not have even been born were it not for civil rights progress in the United States.  The irony is slightly sickening to this voter.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

Agreed...but I'm thinking he'll wait till his (second?) term to "evolve" on this issue when re-election is not an issue.

Winder
Winder

"Shouldn't you be ahead of the public when it comes to civil liberties...?"  Bravo!!

Melinda9
Melinda9

So far, 'yes we can' translated to 'yes, we can do nothing' and 'yes, we can continue to let Wall Street loot the country' and 'yes, we can continue to watch the gap between the top 1% and everybody else widen'.

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