President Barack Obama has given his support towards gay marriages in a spontaneous move which many Republicans oppose. Many states in the U.S. are still set against homosexual wedlock with North Carolina being the latest to set opposition in its constitution.
The president did say previously that he “did not know the answer” to the questions regarding gay marriage, and that his personal views “are evolving.”
However Obama has now confirmed he is fully supportive of the rights of homosexuals to be married.
It seems as if Obama, who has always been a supporter of gay rights and the gay rights movement, may have had his hand twisted albeit in a positive way by the recent comments of Vice President Joe Biden who said the he is “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage.
In a recent interview with ABC News, the President stated that he had already thought about endorsing gay marriage before Vice President Joe Biden had made his own position clear.
Obama stated: “Would I have preferred to have done this my own way? … Sure.”
But in the same interview he appeared to motion sentimentally towards a logical approach to what is likely to be a very controversial endorsement by saying: “All’s well that ends well.”
Just days before the very public endorsement of gay marriage by the president, Education Secretary Arne Duncan had already made a positive stance towards the congeal rights of homosexual relationships by endorsing gay marriage — thus bringing together what looks to be a very forward move by the Democrats.
Obama has also pointed out that his children have had a voice in how he feels regarding various gay rights issues, and it has been speculated that first lady Michelle Obama may have also tipped the scales so to speak.
Gay rights have been a long term issue in religious America with many protests by religious groups sparking outrage within the gay community — whom many have said such actions of religious communities go beyond their preached tolerance towards others and against the principle of God. But religious groups state very openly that the promotion of homosexuality is against the law of God, and have even protested with very inflammatory worded placards.
With the coming presidential election, many people see the move to endorse gay marriage by Obama as a wise one, saying that the move would give added sustenance and a fresh approach in his campaign to become president for a second term. Other voices say that the issue could go against Obama in the religious community and give Mitt Romney a stepping stone to work from.
A video regarding the comments of both Biden and Obama can be seen at the Wall Street Journal channel via ABC News on YouTube here.
Sources: ABC News, CNN, YouTube