Wednesday, March 25, 2012
Elizabeth Warren, who is running to defeat U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), pledged to support a series of pro-LGBT initiatives and called on President Obama to complete his now 17-month-old “evolution” and endorse marriage equality.
Speaking to the Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson:
“Any steps that the president can take toward non-discrimination benefit the whole country,” Warren said. “I don’t know how else to say it. It’s the right thing to do.”
The measure is sometimes referred to as the “ENDA” executive order because its effect would be similar to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, but limited to federal contractors. The White House hasn’t said whether it will issue the directive.
Warren called on President Obama to complete his now 17-month-old “evolution” and endorse marriage equality. She also said she supports the call for a marriage equality plank in the Democratic Party platform this September.
Asked whether she wants Obama to finish evolving and support same-sex marriage, Warren chuckled and responded that was indeed her view.
“I want to see the president evolve because I believe that is right; marriage equality is morally right,” Warren said.
She expressed similar sentiments about the Democratic Party platform, saying it would build support for ending the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act.
The divine Elizabeth Warren is running against Scott Brown, a Republican, who the voters of Massachusetts inexplicably elected to fill the late Ted Kennedy’s U.S. senate seat.