Pres. Obama Makes History With Gay Marriage Support (VIDEO)
Matt | On 09, May 2012
President Obama made history on Wednesday with his vocal support of gay marriage. He announced it in an exclusive interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News.
Obama now becomes the first president in history to support gay marriage outright. It’s a step in the right direction for LGBT advocates and the overall social progression of the country. It’s really a small topic that is receiving far too much attention simply because its an election year.
Do not be fooled, however. The president’s support on this issue does little to change the dynamics of what’s really going on in America.
Gay marriage is essentially a states’ issue. The president can do cartwheels across the South Lawn of the White House in support of it and the issue still doesn’t change. Governors, state representatives, and state supreme courts are ultimately the true deciding factors. They are the ones that usually bring the issue up for a popular state-level vote.
On top of that, this gay marriage announcement from the president seems a bit ill-timed. Just yesterday, North Carolinians added an amendment to their state’s constitution that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.
It looks like the public outrage from the Internet and others may have tipped the president over to the ‘support’ side of the gay marriage issue. The president says he “evolved” on the gay marriage issue. But it’s so convenient how this evolution took place in the middle of an election year. We will never truly know, but it’s a thought.
In the meantime, life resumes like normal in the 31 out of 50 states who have bans on same-sex marriage. The president’s support of equality means nothing to them.
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