President Barack Obama’s stance on gay marriage is official. Obama culminated a remarkable shift in his views on same sex marriage by telling ABC News that he now believes “same sex couples should be able to get married.”
Just three days ago, Vice President Joseph Biden on “Meet the Press” said he was “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage, pushing the White House into an uncomfortable position of trying to differentiate between Biden’s position and that of the president, whose views were still “evolving,” according to his spokesman Jay Carney.
Well, apparently the evolution is now complete, because Obama said he now believes people of the same sex should be able to get married.
“Over the course of several years as I talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are incredibly committed in monogamous relationships, same sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers, airmen, marines, sailors who out their fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that same sex couples should be able to get married,” the president said.
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