Obama Speaks! Expected to Address Views on Same-Sex Marriage

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

President Obama is scheduled to sit-down today for an interview with ABC News on and is expected to discuss his vague, “evolving” position on same-sex marriage.

The interview, tightly controlled, will be conducted by Robin Roberts, an anchor and a lesbian, on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and was secured in the wake of a declaration by Vice President Joe “Uncle Joe” Biden saying on Sunday that he was “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriages.

Since then, Mr. Obama’s secretary of education, Arne Duncan, said he too supports same-sex marriage, becoming the third White House official to do so. His secretary of housing, Shaun Donovan, has previously expressed support for same-sex nuptials.

Regarding today’s ABC News interview, my guess is, President Obama will reassure religious conservatives that he hasn’t gone over to the dark side, and remains opposed marriage equality based on his religious beliefs but still supports separate, but equal, civil unions.

I hope I am wrong but, the president is running for reelection and he isn’t about to alienating any voters. Call it: triangulation.

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8 Responses to Obama Speaks! Expected to Address Views on Same-Sex Marriage

  1. Brigadoon says:

    I think you’re 100% spot-on. If Obama comes out in support of same sex marriage I will fall off my chair. This would make him Enemy Number One in the south and among Bible thumpers. Can you imagine what FOX Noise would say? Nah, Obama’s not strong enough to endure it.

  2. Harry says:

    Obama must want another term real bad.

  3. TOM339 says:

    If Obama tries to walk back Biden’s remarks in support of gay marriage, he will look like a moron.

    However, if Obama says his evolution is complete and he supports gay marriage, he will morph into a true civil rights and civil liberties leader in the same mold as John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.

    But I am not holding my breath. I hope I’m surprised but we shall see.

  4. Marcus Ybanez says:

    I think Christopher nailed it.

    Obama will express disappointment in the North Carolina vote, vis a vis, the passage of Amendment One but, he will he something about the states rights process working as the Founders envisioned and it to be respected. I hope Robin Roberts follows up with a question along the lines of, “Mr. President, would you say this if it means African Americans can’t rent a house in a particular state or rent a hotel room?” She probably won’t though, after all, she’s employed by ABC.

  5. Rachel says:

    I wish I was home to see this live. Now I’m counting on Real Time reporting of what Obama said or didn’t say. No one in our office expects the president to suddenly throw his influence behind same sex marriage. Personally, my expectations are low.

  6. ChiTOM says:

    No other issue turns politicos into weak-kneed pussies like gay rights.

    I wonder what happened to the Barack Obama we all knew in Chicago? I guess that Obama now resides on a page in a political biography. The current Barack Obama is a stranger to me.

    But despite all his faults — and, there are many, Obama must be reelected in November. Just stop and think what a Romney administration would mean for gays, minorities and women? Romney wants a constitutional amendment to out law same-sex marriage, he’s promised to work to repeal Roe and wants the children of immigrants here illegally but born in the USA deported to their parents homeland. Think about it folks.

  7. Pechanga says:

    Unless I missed something, both Obamas are opposed to marriage equality.

    I understand what ChiTOM is saying and yes, if you stood Obama and Mitt side-by-side, Obama is less extreme and less scary. So the 2012 is another case of the lesser of two evils argument?

  8. ajihani says:

    One thing to consider here. Obama supports a bill sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein to repeal DOMA — a major obstacle to legalizing marriage equality at a national level. My decision to vote to reelect Obama will be determined by the outcome of this presser.

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