i'm sorry, but how is a president allowed to state their personal position on a polarizing issue and then think that it doesn't influence public opinion or legal battles?
white house advisor david axelrod told MSNBC that "The president does oppose same-sex marriage, but he supports equality for gay and lesbian couples, and benefits and other issues, and that has been effectuated in federal agencies under his control."
axelrod went on to say that president obama has always opposed prop 8 because "he felt it was divisive, he felt that it was mean spirited."
um, it isn't "mean spirited" to decide to take away someone's basic human right to a social institution... it's evil. as the president of the united states, doesn't obama have some kind of (at least) surface level responsibility to ensure that the "majority" of people don't decide to take away other people's rights? or, in this case, that right wing fundamentalists don't hijack a referendum?
and how does obama support "equality" for gays and lesbians while simultaneously opposing the right to marry the person they love? it just doesn't make sense, at all.
i've always had a problem with obama, and there's always something new to add to the pile. you can't just pretend to be progressive to get voted in. you can't just wave "yes we can" in people's faces and then be like "naaaaaaah" afterwards.
you can't put a motherfucking PRIDE RAINBOW on your official campaign buttons and not support gay marriage. you just can't. it just ain't right.
supporting same sex marriage shouldn't be something that you aren't into. if you want to discuss the ideology of marriage or all of the nuances of gay rights and marriage that's cool, but same sex marriage is a RIGHT and the president of the united states of american should not be opposed to basic human rights.