Obama Gay Marriage Stance Presents Early Character Test For 2012 Election

Sam Stein

stein@huffingtonpost.comWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s ongoing evolution on the issue of same-sex marriage has ceased being only a topic of friction between him and the gay-rights community, becoming, in the dawn of the general election campaign, an early test of political character.On Monday, after Vice President Joe Bidenand Education Secretary Arne Duncanboth said they believed gay couples deserved the same rights as heterosexuals, the Obama presidential campaign and the White House were asked to explain why the president was unwilling to make a similar statement. Obama aides trotted out the usual responses: he had made more advances on gay rights than anyone who previously held his office, he opposed measures that discriminated on basis of sexual orientation and he would push for more progress well into his second term. FULL ARTICLE

One thought on “Obama Gay Marriage Stance Presents Early Character Test For 2012 Election

  1. I am sorry Sam Stein; you are wrong. Mr. Obama has said from day one that he does not accept Gay Marriage. However, he thinks everybody has a right to love and married whomever they choose. And that is basically how most Americans feel, including Sam Stein.

    I am 100% certain if I asked Sam Stein if he ever considered marring another man he would say not. I have always believed Jesus’ teaching; “Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn” (Matthew 13:30).

    Thanks for sharing, Goodolewoody

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