President Obama has spoken out in support of gay marriage. In an article on Huffington Post, Obama said he based some of his opinion on conversations with his children, who didn’t understand why gay marriage would be opposed.
Obama said, "When I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," he said.
In a photo gallery attached to that story, several Democratic politicians and supporters applauded Obama for taking such a strong position.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, "This is a major turning point in the history of American civil rights. No American president has ever supported a major expansion of civil rights that has not ultimately been adopted by the American people - and I have no doubt that this will be no exception.”
In a long line of supporting comments, Conservative John Brunner’s Tweet was included, but not as a supporter. “What @barackobama did today regarding same-sex marriage is something I will never do. I'm a consistent conservative. #mosen”
Last summer, one day after the announcement was made that same sex marriage had been made legal in New York.
“There shouldn't be any objections when two people love each other,” said Ramirez. “The feeling is the same, and all we want is to be able to take care of each other forever.”
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