by his comments in support of same sex marriage, Biden pushed him into this change
Obama could either undermine his VP and refuse to go beyond his stated position in support of civil unions, or he could lean a bit farther forward
my advocacy remains for civil unions rather than SSM, but i am very hard pressed to make a logical case in support of my stand
it would not surprise me if Obama also recognized that weakness within his own position
The reason Obama claimed at first to be against gay marriage was because he felt it would help him win the presidency. Now that he thinks the issue has enough support he came out of the closet in support of gay marriage.
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"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
I believe he was personally opposed to SSM the same way a pro-choicer may be opposed to abortion, which means it should be within someones rights but it's not something he would personally do.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
IMO this is going to eventually be decided by the SCOTUS. I don't see it happening any other way.