He's not making any moves in the White House to allow gay marriage to flourish in this great country, but at least Barack Obama is not condemning it.
As you may have heard, Minnesota is in the middle of trying to pass an anti-gay marriage amendment that states, "Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota."
Fortunately 700 Evangelical Lutheran synod leaders have spoken out against it and now so has the President of the United States of America.
Kristin Sosanie, the Minnesota Communications Director of Obama for America, has said:
"While the President does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples. That's what the Minnesota ballot initiative would do - single out and discriminate against committed gay and lesbian couples - and the President does not support it."
It would be nicer to hear it come directly from Obama's mouth, but we'll take what we can get. Although we think he SHOULD, we don't think he will ever step out in full support of gay marriage, but he's definitely proven he's not against the idea.
Maybe, just maybe, he'll be more vocal in his support if he gets elected to one more term and has nothing left to lose. Again, that's a BIG maybe.
However, since the big guys running the country won't step up for equality, that just means WE have to do it ourselves. Do what is right and support same-sex marriage! It's certainly not hurting anybody and can only bring more happiness into this world.
EQUALITY FOR ALL!
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