Obama Hints At Supporting Marriage Equality?
April 21, 2011 1:03 pm ET by Equality Matters staff
President Obama’s position on marriage equality is under renewed scrutiny after a comment he made at an April 20 fundraiser in San Francisco, CA. According to the Los Angeles Times:
[A]t a fund-raising event in San Francisco Wednesday night, Obama was talking about how his work is not finished. He said it would take more than one term "for us to finish everything we need to do."
As he was talking about the unfinished work left to do, someone shouted out, "gay marriage!"
Obama said--as if that person had just proved his point-- "our work is not finished."
So, is Obama saying gay marriage is part of that 'unfinished business'?
Some have already predicted that Obama will eventually come out in support of full marriage equality. In 1996, then Senate candidate Barack Obama filled out a candidate questionnaire in which he stated “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.”
In December of 2010, Obama admitted that his feelings on marriage equality were “constantly evolving.”
With polls now consistently showing that a majority of Americans support the allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, it’s in Obama’s interest to get a move on it.