// you’re reading...

Law

Reaction To President Obama’s Endorsement Of Gay Marriage

Not surprisingly, the internet is ablaze with reaction to President Obama’s historical announcement today that he supports gay marriage. From Fox Nation who reported that President Obama “declares war on marriage” to Andrew Sullivan who had these thoughtful words:

The interview changes no laws; it has no tangible effect. But it reaffirms for me the integrity of this man we are immensely lucky to have in the White House. Obama’s journey on this has been like that of many other Americans, when faced with the actual reality of gay lives and gay relationships. Yes, there was politics in a lot of it. I was in the room long before the 2008 primaries when Obama spoke to the mother of a gay son about marriage equality. He said he was for equality, but not marriage. Five years later, he sees – as we all see – that you cannot have one without the other.

But today Obama did more than make that logical step. He let go of fear. He is clearly prepared to let the political chips fall as they may. That’s why we elected him. That’s the change we believed in. The contrast with a candidate who wants to abolish all rights for gay couples by amending the federal constitution, and who has donated to organizations that seek to “cure” gays, who bowed to pressure from bigots who demanded the head of a spokesman on foreign policy solely because he was gay: how much starker can it get?

This issue will now become a focal point in the upcoming Presidential election. It will be the candidate of equal rights versus the candidate of separate and inequal. I hope America is ready for the former.

Discussion

No comments for “Reaction To President Obama’s Endorsement Of Gay Marriage”

Most Recent Tweets From Us

FamilyLawLADean Masserman
@FamilyLawLA:
I will rep Beyonce in the divorce for free & better than anyone else. Lets do an ice bucket challenge for that. Who's with me? @FamilyLawLA
2 days ago from Hootsuite
DontrellComDontrell Orr
@DontrellCom:
H2o I love your videos so much and I wonder if you can get me the amazing spindr man2 if you have it
3 days ago from Twitter for Android
VeraGormanVera Gorman
@VeraGorman:
What I saw on vid was shoplifting, not 'strong arm robbery.' I've never even heard of #strongarmedrobbery #branding #spindr #MichaelBrown
3 days ago from Twitter for iPhone
_MinxzChris mink
@_Minxz:
Might be a bit bouncy this am ! #northwind but I'm sure the rods will be firing ! @JasonRedmond38 @IslanderReels #lymans #spindr #rhysdavis
6 days ago from Twitter for iPhone
SpinDrAndy Vorzimer
@SpinDr:
@nilesh17 You can reach me at Andy@vmfirm.com.
7 days ago from TweetDeck
easalveasalv
@easalv:
Will you still love me when I'm not longer young and beautiful? dalilapasotti #tbt #spain #spindr #armani http://t.co/jTFk0qx8pM
2 weeks ago from Instagram
Brony05Bronwyn
@Brony05:
@TheTodayShow @TurnbullMalcolm I hardly call 1 hour a month working - what Bullshit to make govt figures look good ... #turnbull #spindr
2 weeks ago from Twitter for iPhone
FamilyLawLADean Masserman
@FamilyLawLA:
Don't know what's up with JayZ and Beyonce. But if she don't him happy, he's whack. #dumbsh$t. @FamilyLawLA
2 weeks ago from Hootsuite
grouchiemarksgrouchie marks
@grouchiemarks:
#bbcnews repeatedly complained abt tory spindr over #hacking. Why they dont care abt labour spinner with #Iraq on his hands? #newsnight
3 weeks ago from Twitter Web Client
FamilyLawLADean Masserman
@FamilyLawLA:
Contrary to popular belief surrogacy is not permitted in Thailand even though it has become a popular reproductive tourism spot @FamilyLawLA
4 weeks ago from Hootsuite
FamilyLawLADean Masserman
@FamilyLawLA:
I guarantee you that she cannot. @FamilyLawLA. Can Sherri Shepherd walk away from unborn surrogate child? | http://t.co/IXt0leNitb
4 weeks ago from Hootsuite

Blog Catalog

Law & Legal Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory