It was rumored that Joe Biden’s recent vocal support of marriage equality painted President Obama into a political corner, forcing him to make a statement one way or the other on the matter of whether or not he was in favor of same-sex MARRIAGE. It was also theorized that North Carolina’s vote to ban gay marriage was also the catalyst. But the President has always been vocal on his support of civil unions and equal rights, and what has popularly been referred to as “Everything But…”
But today, in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News, President Obama made his point in predictably cautious word choices, but unequivocal all the same – he supports marriage equality.
“At a certain point,” Mr. Obama said in an interview in the Cabinet Room at the White House with ABC’s Robin Roberts, “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.”
Are any of us really surprised that he supports same-sex marriage? Not really. What shocks me is that he’s saying it now. Politically speaking, in a particularly tedious election year, this could be the issue that deals him an unfortunate blow when it comes to electability among the centrists and undecideds. Let’s just hope more people are afraid of Mormons than the gays.
Find the complete interview on ABC World News tonight.