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Anderson Cooper Calls Out Obama On Gay Marriage Flip Flop

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And rightly so. It's sometimes bizarre how the Silver Fox ends up saying things that we're all thinking!

Anderson Cooper took some time on his show recently to talk to a few people about Obama's apparent flip flopping on the issues of gay marriage, and how it's obviously more politically motivated than it is personal.

He brings up a good point about Obama's claim that his view is "evolving" and that it went from support, to no support, to evolving to maybe support again soon. Where's the sense in that??

We're willing to bet that he'll start supporting it soon, though, seeing as a majority of the nation now supports it — and we're willing to bet that it'll happen right before the election.

It's unfortunate that it might be played like a political card like that, but if it's a positive step towards equality, we'll take it!

Marriage isn't just between a man and a woman, but between love and love! Support EQUALITY!!

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43 comments to “Anderson Cooper Calls Out Obama On Gay Marriage Flip Flop”

  1. 1

    Obama flip flopping? What a shocker. It is about time someone states how he was originally against gay marriage and only approved it for more votes from gays.

  2. 2

    Obama ended don't ask don't tell. He is a good guy. I think he is smart to stay out of religious marriage. He supports civil unions. Best of luck with the Republikkkan Fascists Anderson. I'm sure you will love them!

  3. 3

    Anderson is right

    Obama running, promised ALOT more for gay rights

  4. 4

    i agree that obama should pass gay marriage, i believe the majority of americans are for it and it is just the same as civil rights and freedom of religion…the government should not partake in your home life and everyone should be treated equally.

    HOWEVVEERRRR anderson cooper isnt one to talk. he should do something for the gay community and COME OUT. him staying in the closet is sooo homophobic and it's encouraging young kids to think that if they are homosexual they cannot come out bcuz the media wont like them. not cool. pot. kettle. black.

  5. Boj says – reply to this


    What is better for the gay cause, Obama coming out 100% for gay rights or getting reelected for a second term when he can really get s done? think about it… Anderson Cooper… myopic naiveté…

  6. 6

    you gays only voted for him because you wanted your agendas completed and the blacks only voted for him because he was black….but none of you were smart enough to realize….HE WAS NEVER QUALIFIED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT…

    he has done nothing since he has been in office…..Osama was already in the process of being hunted down when President Bush was in office so that doesn't really mean he did anything except follow up on someone else's process.

  7. 7

    Re: nicky45 – Obama hates gay people!


  8. Boj says – reply to this


    Yeah, good luck with that republican candidate… if Anderson Cooper was smart, and you Perez, you would never say anything negative about Obama… Newsflash… in your lifetime and mine, no president will ever come out supporting gay rights, even if they truly do… Maybe a few generations from now… Obama is NOT the enemy! He is the opposite of ignorance and intolerance, AND as much as you can be to appeal to the masses.

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    Many career politicians appear to disingenuously support which ever side their bread is buttered on. Does evolving equate to evolving poll numbers?

  10. 10

    obama isnt a flip flopper, hes a liar. as soon as hes reelected hell push your gay agenda…dont worry. hes always been for it. hes just playing the useful idiots as usual.

  11. 11

    Good job on this AC. Still support Obama though. Seems like all the politicians are LIARS. Sad.

  12. Boj says – reply to this


    Re: @v@ – Exactly!!! Why being president is the toughest job on the planet… Second term is the key, or maybe one term? A longer one? it is almost a job where one needs to be "on the fence." Nothing changes, nothing gets done… U.S. has been riding the "maintenance train" too long… must continue to reinvent and evolve.

  13. 13

    Re: Team Kim Richards – your such a predictable fool.

    Signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the first federal civil rights law to protect gays and lesbians.
    Instructed federal agencies to extend benefits where possible to same-sex partners of civilian federal employees.
    Ordered the release of data on legally married gay couples from the 2010 census, conferring legitimacy on same-sex relationships.
    Ended a ban on HIV-positive immigrants and foreign visitors.
    Announced new regulations that recognize LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) families for federal housing programs and prohibit discrimination in getting federally insured mortgage loans.
    Appointed more than 100 openly gay people in his administration, including the government's top personnel official and the head of the Council for Environmental Quality.
    Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to gay icons Harvey Milk and Billie Jean King.
    Hosted a White House summit on bullying and recorded a video message to gay youths telling them that "It Gets Better."

    and don't for get his refusal to defend DOMA and the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.

  14. 14

    Long story short…..Gay marriage should be illegal. End of story. It's disgusting & wrong. Period. Sick people out there. Why can't we all be straight & normal? lol for real.

  15. 15

    also a little hypocritical coming from a gay man who doesn't even have the balls to come out.

  16. 16

    What the fuck it this about???? Why does Anderson always get so upset about gay rights…. SHIT! if you're so concern about gay rights; BE A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL and COME OUT and STAND UP for OUR rights!!!!!!

  17. 17

    Re: white_is_ugly – straight and normal? we all know the life of a heterosexual is a sick and boring lifestyle.

  18. 7tizz says – reply to this


    I don't get you Americans some times. As a Canadian straight man, we have gay marriage here and even our conservatives support it. You guys have a democrat in office who is all about human rights, yet denying a huge part of his suppoters a basic human right. This will probably not even be an issue during the next campaign since we already know the republicans won't support it. What you should threaten to do is just not vote at all - THEN watch how fast he goes on the mend. And wow, if about 75% of American gays are democrats, then what are the other 25%??? Obama is a great president, but this issue and his backtracking of it makes me think he only cares about the democrats who are on the fence.

  19. Boj says – reply to this


    Re: AttFinch – Word!

  20. Boj says – reply to this


    Re: 7tizz – You make good points. Seems like you guys are more evolved in many ways up there… comedy especially… so many greats up there.

    BUT lose the anti-American attitude. I am tired of the world hating us, even our next door neighbors, ESPECIALLY when many of us love you.

  21. 21

    Re: Team Kim Richards – Hate to agree with Team Kim but s/he is right! Barry has a history of fence sitting…voting PRESENT instead of making up his mind. Never keeps his promises and has got us all in deeper shit than BUSH ever even came close to!! Watch what Barry Obama does tonight! He won't have the guts to bring home more than 10% of the troops!! Another broken promise. I think Barry hates gays and hispanics and even Blacks and ”typical” white women like his grandmother!! He went to a racist church for 20 years for fucks sake. NOW re: Anderson!! What a fucking joke…yeah, keeping it real!?!?! WTF!!!! When is Anderson Cooper gonna come out of the closet and talk about his boyfriend Benjamin Maisani!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fucking Hypocrite!!!

  22. 22


  23. 23

    Re: boston61 – Exactly.See what the Republicans will do for you Anderson.

  24. 24

    Re: LICKLICKtheseRIBBS – Yeah!! Anderson Cooper ”Keeping them honest” yeah!! Everyone but your fudge packing closeted ghostly white ass Anderson!!!!

  25. emgee says – reply to this


    marriage is a religious institution, not a legal one. Why should anyone be "married" in the eyes of our government? There is a separation of church and state, right? (yeah right). As the 43 year old daughter of a lesbian who has i've been "married" for 25 years, I would have actually preferred a recognized civil union or life partnership contract.

    If I wanted to enter into a life partnership with my best friend, I should be able to. It really doesn't matter who I have sex with.

    Let the government deal with contractual agreements and leave religion out of it. We should ALL have to pay to have the contract dissolved, not just those who are heterosexual.

  26. Boj says – reply to this


    Re: POPSCIDICTATOR – WOW! You make Obama out to be satin… Come on, he is not that bad… If he in fact hates his grandmother, maybe for a reason other than she is white. Bottom line, guys come into office with an agenda, when they get in, the CIA tells them what really is going down, then you throw ALL promises out the window.

  27. Boj says – reply to this


    Aside from being commander-in-chief (which is a lot of power mind you for one person to have… Bush demonstrated this beautifully), the president really has very little power… the fact that our economy is shit, or gays do not have rights, or health care is dog s, should not fall on the pres. it is on us… OWNERSHIP… it is much easier to pass the blame.

  28. 28

    Flip-flopping? He's said since a long time ago that he thinks marriage should be between a man and a woman. It's just that his liberal minions who see him as the savior of the world give him a pass on anything, even when his positions go against their political beliefs. If they would've paid attention and not gotten distracted by his lofty words they would've seen him for what he is: just another moderate Democrat.

  29. 29

    obama will let gays get married, hes just holding off… Watch coming election hes gonna make a promise "if i win i promise , i will make gay marriage legal" thats his next promise to get those votes. Its the politics game.

  30. 30

    This from a man who will accept GLAAD awards but won't come out of the fucking closet already.

  31. 31

    I think Obama is going with the flow to be reelected, then he will make gay marriage legal. He's a real supporter, but knows how to play the game in order to get political support. Regarding Anderson Cooper, I love him! He discovers discrepancies where no one else would. But he needs to understand that Obama is a gay ally. By the way, Cooper is not in the closet, he has been out since many years ago, he just is a low profile gay man.

  32. 32

    Of course its evolving - election time is coming around. He needs the votes from the gay bloc - esp since hes done zip for them thus far.

  33. 33

    Marriage is between a man and a woman. Gay marriage will NEVER happen.

  34. 34

    Call me uniformed or idealistic but - what's the big deal? Why can't people marry where and whom they choose? How does someone eles's marriage impact anyone outside their family? I just don't get it. As far as Anderson, IF and when he chooses to come 'out' - that is HIS business and no one's place to do it on his behalf. His private life is his own - let him alone.

  35. 35

    Re: white_is_ugly – Interracial marriage too!! I don't like when i see a Negro (White wanna be) with somebody white, is not right to mix the races! Black has some many diseases (They were the firsts with AIDS) we all should be white straight and normal!! Heil Hitler!

  36. Boj says – reply to this


    Re: Henwii – No he will not say this, because it will not attract the majority.

  37. 7tizz says – reply to this


    Re: Boj – I wasn't even close to coming off as hateful. I love your country, I really do - I just don't get it sometimes is what I said. You claim to support the seperation of church and state, yet if an issue has a conflict with it - boom, the religious wackos vote down which is exactly what is happening here.

  38. Boj says – reply to this


    Re: 7tizz – yeah, we suck in many ways, but I still love us.

  39. Boj says – reply to this


    Re: 7tizz – You have to keep in mind also, the U.S. is the ultimate "melting pot." we are the only true country of "mutts…" tougher to juggle… but what makes us the BEST!

  40. 40

    First of all HEFF never really gave a shit about getting married in the first place, the man is a money mogul, he has turned every relationship into a money maker and unfortunetly having a wedding was the last hooray for him, just one last thing to do before……just Something to do just to make a little more money before he's done, So i wouldn't have pitty on him, I would have PITTY on Crystal because she probably found out if Heff died she wouldn't get SHIT and it just wasn't worth it….

  41. 41

    Re: Boj
    don't know how you read an anti-American attitude in the posting by 7tizz
    you re being overly sensitive I think
    just my opinion but I didn't hear at all what you heard in the posting

  42. Boj says – reply to this


    Re: *Sloane – yeah, you are probably right…

  43. 43

    when Anderson comes out publicly (if his nuts EVER drop), THEN I'll listen to what he has to say about gay rights