May 9, 2012
President Obama Supports Full Marriage Equality
“I’ve stood on the side of broader equality for the LGBT community. I hestitated on gay marriage in part because I thought civil unions would be sufficient,” Obama said. “I was sensitive to the fact that for a lot of people, the word ‘marriage’ evokes very powerful traditions, religious beliefs…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.”
The President’s announcement comes on the heels of a similar statement made by Vice President Joe Biden, who announced that he was “comfortable” with gay marriage.
President Obama’s announcement also comes just in time for the launch of Obama Pride: LGBT Americans for Obama. Click here to join Obama Pride.