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“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there 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’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”
There will no doubt be a freakout on the right (big surprise – yawn) as well as by a few liberals with deep religious beliefs but the latest poll indicates that 57 percent of independents (50 percent overall, 65 percent Dems, 22 percent Republicans) are in favor of same-sex marriage. So, as with most issues, Obama is on the right side of this one so let the homophobes and bigots scream and yell to their hate-filled, ugly, little heart’s content. Screw ‘em.
Numbers and politics aside, the President has shown that he possesses the courage of his convictions and a willingness to do or say the right thing. And endorsing same sex-marriage and equality for all regardless of sexual orientation is, without a doubt, the right thing to do.
Having the President endorse same-sex marriage does not end the battle but it does carry the struggle to another level and that is a good thing.
A good day for freedom-loving, fair-minded Americans. A bad day for every other type of American.