Roberta Combs of the Christian Coalition makes a silly argument:
Obama spoke at a Manhattan fundraiser on Thursday and, although he did not specifically state that he supports gay marriage, told gay rights advocates that, “I believe that gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every other couple in this country.” This took place against the backdrop of the current debate in the NY State Senate over whether or not to vote on a bill to legalize gay marriage in that state.
Of course his statement is a complete non sequitur, in that we all have the same “rights”. And when it comes to marriage, every man has a right to marry a woman, and every woman a right to marry a man…or not.
I find it amusing that the bigots constantly tell us how same-sex marriage has nothing to do with interracial marriage — and yet they continually make the same arguments that were made against interracial marriage themselves. This is exactly the argument used by the state in Loving v Virginia, that blacks and whites already had equal rights — a black person could marry someone of the same race and a white person could marry someone of the same race. The argument failed then and it fails now.
But I’m afraid Combs is quite right about this:
But as for Obama, is there actually any doubt in anyone’s mind that he favors legalization of gay marriage? Doubtful. But it’s even more doubtful that he will “come out of the closet”, so to speak, and endorse legalizing gay marriage BEFORE he stands for re-election in 2012.
Considering all of the political problems he has as a result of the economy, ObamaCare and government debt and over-spending, he figures that there’s no sense in upsetting senior citizens and the black community before then. Those being two groups that are least likely to support gay marriage.
In other words, if he wins re-election, looks for a public endorsement of gay marriage sometime around the 2013 State of the Union Address.
Spot on, sadly. It’s a pure political calculation, this allegedly “evolving” view of Obama’s. It’s not a coincidence that his views just happen to be “evolving” in the most politically convenient way.