Obama could face election-year jam on gay marriage
President Barack Obama could be caught in an election-year bind on gay marriage, wedged between the pressure of supporters who want him to back same-sex marriage and the political perils of igniting an explosive social issue in the midst of the campaign.
Interviews with gay rights advocates and people close to Obama's campaign suggest it is no longer a matter of if, but when the president publicly voices his support. But Obama backers are split over whether that will happen before the November elections.
Gay marriage is already a big issue in a handful of states that have it on their ballots in November, including Maine, where Obama was headlining two fundraisers Friday. The president also headlined fundraisers Friday in Vermont, one of six states, plus the District of Columbia, where gay marriage is legal....
?? What? When? If the president's backers are wondering when he will vocally support same sex marriage (although he has in so many words), he will wait when he is re-elected and then he will shout it out. That is simple to figure out. This article was a waste to read.
"As for Obama, "the gay rights community is now enthusiastically in his corner in terms of the re-election, so the pressure to deliver before the election is off,""
I wonder if the administration of Sodom and Gomorrah had this problem 4/5000? years ago? ___
Quote; "Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said the president's evolution on gay marriage will be personal, not political."
This seems to suggest that their is an "evolving" process in Mr Obama!! Perhaps his need for votes by the homosexual community, and Liberals, may swing his decision. Whether he accepts it or not he may dish out "homosexual marriage?" just to get back in the Whitehouse.