Obama surprised in the campaign by backing Gay Marriage
May 9, 2012
U.S. president Barack Obama began his campaign for reelection, and did so with statements which radicalized his position: He spoke in favor of Gay Marriage.
In an interview with ABC to be published tomorrow, Obama said that “same-sex couples should be able to marry.”
“I’ve always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally,” he added.
“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.”