Calling Obama's Bluff on Marriage
- Created: Thursday, 24 February 2011 23:42
- Written by Joe L. Sosa, Jr
I don't believe President Obama still has to "evolve" on the freedom to marry for gays and lesbians. The president is the most supportive president in history on LGBT issues. This week's historic announcementthat the DOJ will no longer defend Section 3 of DOMA is more proof.
I don't buy it, because we have the president on record when he was in the Illinois legislature "unequivocally" supporting marriage.
I don't believe a man with a Harvard education in constitutional law "struggles" with same sex couples marrying. The concept is not a difficult one to grasp for people with even the slightest amount of intellectual curiosity.
I saw him hug members of our community when he signed the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." He was not afraid to embrace gay men in celebration. He is not a homophobic person. As his administration continues to move forward, he continues to prove that he can keep his promises to the LGBT community. Yes, there is more to do like pass a jobs and housing anti-discrimination bill, but I believe he will keep his promise on that when he sees the opportunity to win.
I don't believe his bluff on marriage. I think he always supported the freedom to marry, but he just has not admitted it nationally. Why?
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