Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Obama Supports Marriage Equality

Obama Affirms Support for Same-Sex Marriage.

President says his position on marriage has evolved.

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Pam Spaulding, from Pam's House Blend, made this comment to The Village Voice about the timing of President Obama's announcement : "[North Carolina's Amendment 1] wasn't about marriage equality at all. It was about stopping civil unions and domestic partnerships. This wasn't about extending rights, it was about taking them away. I was very sad that the Obama campaign couldn't even be bothered to email their massive email list and tell them to vote no. Something that would have cost them zero. Today, he's taking something which will have a national impact. But yesterday, the campaign couldn't even take that one, small local step."

The New York Times weighs in about the timing of President Obama's announcement, and how its timing came too late to have an impact on North Carolina's anti-LGBT vote : Too Late for North Carolina ?

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