Thursday, June 23, 2011
The increasingly irrelevant President Obama discussed the New York marriage equality bill while attending a LGBT DNC fundraiser Thursday night.
He hid behind the cowardly, conservative argument of states rights is the definition for marriage. It’s shocking that I am forced to correct the President of the United States but marriage is a civil right and civil rights fall under the Federal definition.
For your enjoyment, this is what the most powerful man in America (for the another sixteen months, anyway) told the champagne queers at the LGBT DNC fundraiser:
“Part of the reason that DOMA doesn’t make sense is that traditionally marriage has been decided by the states and right now, I understand there is a little debate going on here in New York about whether to join five other states and DC in allowing civil marriage for gay couples. And I want to say that under the leadership of Governor Cuomo, with the support of Democrats and Republicans, New York is doing exactly what democracies are supposed to to do. There is a debate, there is a deliberation about what it means here in New York to treat people fairly in the eyes of the law and that is — look, that’s the power of our democratic system.“
President Obama went onto say gay couples deserve same legal rights as straights but refused to come out and endorse marriage equality.