The President came out in favor of same sex marriage today. It’s late, but it happened. It’s a watershed moment to be sure. Reports early in the day began with speculation that after Ammendment 1′s success in North Caroline, the President would announce his support of equal marriage rights.
That speculation became reality during the President’s interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts. Watch here, courtesy of Think Progress.
The flip flopper in chief , aka Mitt Romney, opted to flop to the side of homophobia today in his reaction to the President’s announcement.
My view is that marriage itself is a relationship between a man and a woman and that’s my own preference,” Romney told reporters in Oklahoma. “I know other people have differing views. This is a very tender and sensitive topic, as are many social issues, but I have the same view that I’ve had since running for office.
Important historic events like the President’s announcement today take more time then we would like. Moreover, the obstacles to marriage equality remain in place, as Jason Easley observed:
President Obama may support same sex marriage, but the political hurdles remain. Republicans in Congress will not let any legislation pass as long as they have the control or power to obstruct same sex marriage. President Obama was the easiest piece of the puzzle for same sex marriage advocates. Their job now is to elect members of Congress who give President Obama a same sex marriage bill to sign.
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