Michelle Obama doesn't talk about marriage equality, at least publicly, it's been pointed out.
In fact, when asked for a statement directly, the response given was from her communications director, and that response was:
“Mrs. Obama has never made any public statements about same-sex marriage.”
Right, we get that. But why not? Why wouldn't someone in her position voice their opinion on something that seems to be weighing on a whole lot of minds right now? Is it because she disagrees with Barack? Or agrees whole-heartedly and doesn't want to upset anyone?
Anyone's guess is as good as another at this point, and it seems like former governor Jim McGreevey has the guess that it's probably Michelle who is pushing Barack to "evolve" on the issue:
“If he could only listen to Michelle more often,” McGreevey mused during an interview with Eliot Spitzer. McGreevey, who came out in 2004 when he resigned from office, spoke at length in the interview about how politicians tend to lag behind the public in supporting civil rights causes, including marriage equality.
But McGreevey has never discussed it with her, so, like we said, his guess is as good as anyone else's.
It'd be wonderful to hear from her, regardless of her stance. We'd like to think that she supports love, though, and those who want to be committed to each other under the vows of marriage!
Equality for all!
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