Obama Hides Behind Conservative Argument of States Rights to Define Marriage

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.

Watch It:

President Obama went onto say gay couples deserve same legal rights as straights but refused to come out and endorse marriage equality.

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14 Responses to Obama Hides Behind Conservative Argument of States Rights to Define Marriage

  1. Randy Arroyo says:

    Obama’s position on gay marriage in New York is much like what he told us in 2008 about ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Patriot Act, net neutrality, DADT and DOMA. He tells you what you want too hear and wraps it all in a tasty truffle and once he gets what he wants from you, he throws you under the bus and drives down the road looking back, laughing at your sorry ass. Not next time, chump. Not in 2012. I believed you were sincere in 2008. It won’t happen again.

  2. Mets Fan says:

    Be patient young uns.’ Barry is trying to evolve. 🙂

  3. Debbie Banuelos says:

    I love O-Bummer’s irony.

    Forty years ago, states rights, allowed southern states to outlaw interracial marriage, so his beloved mother and Kenyan papi would not had been able to tie the knot and produce him and his sis. This guy is utterly shameless.

    I wonder what the reaction of those in attendance was when O-Bummer cited states right and the right to marry?

  4. Jolly Roger says:

    I’m stunned. THIS man makes a “states’ rights” argument?

  5. Nobamanishqua says:

    President Obama has forgotten;

    1.) he’s half-black
    2.) the product of a mixed race marriage
    3.) he ran as a Democrat
    4.) who elected him

  6. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Oops, he did it again.

    Listen up, Barry can swagger into Manhattan with all the pomp and circumstance accorded a sitting president but of all people, Obama should know better than to relegate marriage equality to states rights status. This is an intellectually lazy argument and like you pointed out, he’s hiding behind it so he doesn’t have to take a stance in an election season.

    We must keep calling him out on his bullshit. This is untenable.

  7. Show Queen says:

    Most gay men and women are too intelligent to buy any of the drivel oozing out of Obama’s mouth and know when he’s lying. His track record is crumbs strategically constructed to make people think he’s gay America’s “fiercest advocate” when in fact, Obama is a conserva-Dem at best and his record falls far short from laudable.

    BTW, I love your characterization of “champagne queers.” These New York elites make me want to puke.

  8. Brigadoon says:

    People paid $1,500 to hear this asshole tell them their equality is best left up to the states? What the hell is the matter with them? Obama should be run out of town after this performance.

  9. Stephen Iversonn says:

    Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that people who marry are better off financially, emotionally, psychologically, and even medically. It stands to reason that legalizing gay marriage will ultimately prove beneficial for the greater society too.

    Contrary to so-called religious and morality experts who claim gay marriage harms the institution. When a community is strengthened, everyone wins.

    I would argue it is the rhetoric from the so-called religious and morality experts who, through their uninformed, incendiary comments to the contrary.

    Gay marriage is inevitable. Even if it means not until the current group of middle age and older people die off. Obama could stake his claim in support now and history would see him as a leader.

  10. Barack Obama has become every bit as shameless as his predecessor, George W. Bush.

  11. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Gay Americans had best think twice before they support this president.

    He promises the moon and the stars but his promises are shallow. He is petrified of the GOP and coddles to their every whim.

  12. Jim says:

    Political through and through, no guts to say what is right.

  13. Woodcliffe says:

    I’m not gay but I certainly support marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples. Obama in my view, had a lot of gall appearing at a LGBT fundraiser in a state with a marriage bill pending and then saying the issue needs to be decided at a state-by-state level. It’s as if Obama is stuck in the 1960’s.

  14. if he really means that we deserve equal rights, then he can’t waffle on gay marraige – only equal is equal – not equivalent, not parallel.

    Men voted, women did not ballot cast.

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